St. Louis Cardinals-The Comeback Kids

The Cardinals are my home team as St. Louis is my home town.  I lived there for many, many years, and still go back to visit from time to time.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been to Busch Stadium to watch the Redbirds play baseball, sometimes winning, and occasionally losing.  I’ve been to playoff games and witnessed the fireworks when we win.  I’ve been to World Series games and felt the sadness ripple through the crowd when we lose.  In all cases however, I was there to support my team, and will continue to do so.

Last night, however, I was being somewhat of a fair weather fan, dejected when the Washington Nationals took a 6-0 lead early in the game and sustained a continuing lead until the 9th inning.  At one point I was so miserable I was going to turn off the TV.  As it turned out I’m sure glad I didn’t, because the Cards delivered once again, with heart and soul, to go on to beat the Nationals and secure them a place in the National League Playoffs, where no doubt they will beat the Giants, and head to the Big Show.

(Newser) – What the St. Louis Cardinals did to the Washington Nationals last night has Ryan Bothmann at Bleacher Report wondering whether this might be the “most clutch” team in sports history. If you missed it, the Cards once trailed 6-0 in the game but scored four in the bottom of the 9th to win 9-7. They were down to their final strike more than once and came through, just as they did again and again last year on the run to the World Series title.

Both seasons also required a late September rally just to make the playoffs. No problem. What the team has done in the last two years “will likely stand alone as one of the most clutch events that sports fans will ever see,” writes Bothmann. Read the full column here. (The Yankees also advanced last night, which means it’s Yankees-Tigers in the AL and Cardinals-Giants in the NL. More on the matchups here and on A-Rod’s sinking fortunes here.)

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4 Responses to St. Louis Cardinals-The Comeback Kids

  1. E.A. Blair

    October 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

    I hope the Cardinals go down in flames 4-0. I so much wanted the Nationals to kick their collective ass, but I guess you can’t trust anybody from Washington to get anything done. I’m a Brewers supporter, and my grudge against the Cardinals goes back thirty years to the 1982 World Series. In that time, I have maintained a personal boycott of all Anheuser-Busch products and I applaud every time the Cardinals lose. Sorry, but I can’t sympathize with you.

    • Michael John Scott

      October 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

      LOL. No worries E.A.. I can’t expect everyone to like my team. I am curious however, as to the cause of your grudge.

  2. Bill Formby

    October 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Mike, I remember many, many years ago I visited one of my uncles who was stationed in the Coast Guard in St. Louis. I think one of my fondest memories was going to a game at Busch Stadium and watching the Cardinals play. That particular night Curt Flood hit a home run. It was indeed a special treat.

  3. Amy Roffman

    October 15, 2012 at 7:46 pm


    I spend every March in Jupiter Florida and haven’t missed a Cardinals home spring training game in 12+ years. A class organization, with players that have always been willing to sign the extra autograph for my kids. And they are a big Republican clubhouse, with lots of Romney supporters, like Tony LaRussa!