Posted at 9:13 AM on October 18, 2005
by Ben Tesch
I started watching the game pretty late, and mostly because I feel obliged to see people win a series. I don't like watching the hours long rehash and celebrating and talking to players, but I at least like seeing the closure and the fans having a good time.
Needless to say, I saw none of that. The Cardinals rose from the ashes with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, down by two runs. After two swinging strikeouts by a dominating reliever, the scrappy David Eckstein gets up and somehow puts the fact that their season is on his shoulders behind him and gets a hit. Jim Edmonds draws a walk from some very close pitches (particularly at that moment in time). Albert Pujols gets up and hits a monstrous home run. Wow. Talk about great timing in all aspects.