St. Louis Cardinals
Slugging first baseman Albert Pujols will get a huge contract, there’s no doubt. But the team that will sign the three-time NL MVP remains unclear.
Dishonesty. Breach of trust. Jeopardizing a franchise’s reputation. The Texas Rangers have been through this before. Right, Ron Washington?
As hordes of other St. Louis Cardinals fans turned out Sunday to swaddle themselves in their team’s improbable World Series title, Dave Huyette was counting his blessings rather than the riches he might have received had greed overtaken sportsmanship.
Last year, a fan rally followed the Texas Rangers’ first appearance in a World Series.
A day after twice coming within one strike of champagne, a glittering trophy and a championship parade in Game 6, the Rangers went as dry as an overcooked T-bone in Friday night’s finale.
I know you are sitting there in a daze, wondering ‘how did this happen?’ and trying to justify your passion for the Texas Rangers this year. That’s when I’ll say it’s just baseball.
Game seven could mean even bigger profits for business owners, especially since Wednesday’s rain postponement pushed the final game to a Friday night.
The team confirmed manager Tony La Russa’s selection for the deciding game against the Texas Rangers several hours before the first pitch Friday night.
A Rangers championship will mean that 10 different franchises would have won it all in the past 11 years.
Whatever happens, whether the St. Louis Cardinals or Texas Rangers win, they’ll have a hard time topping Thursday night.
It was one of the best games ever — a 10-9, 11-inning Cardinals win over the Rangers, with the Cards within one strike of losing, twice.
One strike away. One strike away. If the Rangers don’t win Game 7, that could become the franchise mantra for many years to come.