The Game of Baseball
As the minutes ticked down before what could be the last game of the 2006 baseball season — and with no offense intended for Tiger fans — it hit me as it does at this time each year … how truly long and wonderful that long stretch of calendar is when the national pastime is in it. It all started this time with pitchers and catchers reporting, then the World Baseball Classic, then Opening Day.
Here are some Canon Powershot pics I just took around a playable Busch Stadium in hopes of conveying some of those little things that all add up to such a great sport and the feeling that goes with it. Maybe we will be flying back to Detroit this weekend. Maybe there will be pandemonium in this city tonight. In the meantime, enjoy this little glimpse into the good stuff.
Game 5 has just started. Justin Verlander vs. Jeff Weaver. Cold and windy night. And a special salute to you Red Sox fans, who did something unimaginable exactly two years ago tonight right here in St. Louis. My view of this game is from an almost identical location to that one — Busch Stadium, only the facility has changed. That truly proved that anything can happen at the World Series. Kind of amazing that the Cardinals are in the clinch situation on this anniversary. Let’s see what happens …