Wow, this was a heckuva series against the Reds. The Cards had to rise to the occasion, and boy, did they – with hitting, pitching, and fire in the bellies.
Something about Tuesday’s brawl reminded me of this scene from The Last Detail (warning: bad language). It’s all about flaring tempers and strong words, nobody really gets hurt, but Jack gets a total feeling of exhilaration from the altercation.
That type of adrenalin rush seems to be what happened to the Cards. After being the center of the fight with Brandon Phillips, Yadi hit a home run, and the Cards just rolled from there, right back into first place.
There’s not much to say about Phillips’ inane comments about his hatred of the Cards. It certainly wasn’t professional or very sportsmanlike. But if that’s what it took to get the Cards riled up enough to finally play with some fire, then I’m glad he mouthed off.
Now bring on the team Phillips prefers to the Cardinals – the Cubbies!
We just see Yadi
It feels like the film
Molina is clutch
Cards’ Rookie pitcher
Garcia gets moral, run
support from Yadi
Pujols begins, not
with a whimper, but a bang.
Yadi’s first grand slam!
I had hoped to arrive earlier, but was only about 30 minutes early for the Red Carpet Parade. Luckily I was still able to find a spot in the 2nd row of fans along the route. It was fun to see all the players, their hot wives (who had been especially made up and dressed for the occasion), and their kids. The majority St. Louis crowd was pretty generous in applauding everyone, even Cubbies.
Cardinal fans were treated with glimpses of most of our hall-of-famers. Here’s a shot of Ozzie Smith and Bruce Sutter. Bruce is such a good ol’ boy – he looks like he should be hosting a bass fishing show.
Yadi! Yadi! Yadi!