Let's get Serious World
The St. Louis Cardinals advanced to The World Series against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
These two teams last met in the fall classic in 1968 with the Tigers taking that Series.
In a surprise to the experts, the Cards bested the team with the best record in the National League, the New York Mets, 3-1 last night in the 7th game of the League Championship Series.
I honestly thought the Cards would have trouble winning after Scott Rolen was robbed of a two run homer by a spectacular over the fence catch from Mets left fielder Endy Chavez, who then fired the ball in to double up Jim Edmonds at first base and end the sixth inning.
The game was tied at 1 and it seemed the momentum had surged to the Mets.
Yadier Molina, an excellent defensive catcher but a weak hitter, won the game with a two run homer in the top of the ninth.
The Mets loaded the bases in the bottom of that inning, but Carlos Beltran ended the game with a bat on his shoulders strike out.
I'm hoping for a better outcome for St. Louis this time, the Cards were the first team I liked in baseball.