It ain’t over until its over…
Hours after David Freese’s home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, long after the ballpark emptied, a message still burned bright on the scoreboard: “See you TOMORROW NIGHT for Game 7 of the World Series!”
Whatever happens, whether the St. Louis Cardinals or Texas Rangers win, they’ll have a hard time topping Thursday night.
“You had to be here to believe it,” St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said.
In one of the greatest thrillers in baseball history, the Cardinals twice rallied when they were down to their last strike of the season. First, Freese saved them with a two-run triple in the ninth, then Lance Berkman delivered a tying single in the 10th.
And when Freese led off the bottom of the 11th with his shot to beat Texas 10-9 and stomped on the plate, this Game 6 had already been stamped forever.
“Turned out to be one for the ages,” said Daniel Descalso, who keyed a Cardinals comeback.
For you Cardinals’ fans out there that want to see the comeback kids win what is sure to be a tension-filled game 7 tonight. Here is something you can take solace in.
Home teams have won the last eight Game 7s in the World Series, a streak that started with the Cardinals beating Milwaukee in 1982.
Oh, and this: By far, the Cardinals have won the most Game 7s in Series history, going 7-3.
“There is tomorrow, now, for us,” Cardinals star Albert Pujols said.
A sloppy game that made for terrible viewing turned terrific in the late innings. Freese added to the lore created by the Carlton Fisk homer in Game 6 of the 1975 Series and Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 Series.
Will you be watching the big game tonight? If so, who are you rooting for??