I’d like to have a high-quality video of virtually any highlight from last night’s incredible game 6 of the World Series, but MLB is stuck in the 19th century when it comes to showing their footage on Youtube. David Freese saved the St. Louis Cardinals’ season with a two-out, two-strike, two-RBI triple to tie the game up at 7-7 in the bottom of the 9th. After Texas took the lead back in the top of the 10th at 9-7 on a Josh Hamilton home-run, St. Louis wrecked the Rangers in the bottom half of the inning and with the score at 9-8, AGAIN down to their final strike, Lance Berkman’s base-hit sent the city into mass hysteria again by keeping their World Series alive and forcing an 11th inning. The Rangers offense went limp in the top of the 11th, which set the stage for Freese to write himself into the history books with one of the greatest clutch performances to ever occur in the World Series.
In a year where we saw the drama of the final day of the regular season (which is why St. Louis is still here), it’s fitting we get another crazy comeback that non-baseball fans like me can’t stop talking about. I hate to say it but now I don’t want the Rangers to win this thing. They’ve never won the World Series before and last night they had two golden opportunities and couldn’t close the deal. St. Louis is officially the better story of this MLB post-season. This team will not go away and rallying to pass the Braves in the wild card chase, winning game 5 of the NLDS in Philadelphia, game 6 of the NLCS in Milwaukee, and now last night make these Cardinals one of the most resilient sports teams in recent memory.
I really cannot wait for game 7 tonight and this is probably the first time in years I’ve gone out of my way to watch a baseball game. There’s nothing better in sports than a decisive game for the championship, especially when an asinine rule about the All-Star Game decides home-field advantage!