What a night! What a game! As I sat among my friends last night at the beginning of the game I thought to myself this will be another emotional roller coaster ride just like it was for game six. When Hamilton and Young drove in two runs in the first inning I felt this might be the best 7th game of the World Series ever, and it was. I have to give the Rangers my respect not only are they my favorite AL team they are also my McBrayer cousins team that they love to cheer for. My extended McBrayer family in Texas resides in Lubbock, Kennedale, Dallas, Houston and several other areas in Texas. Just like St.Louis Cardinal fans they are just as dedicated to their team, they show honor and love to there beloved players.
The Rangers team defined a line up that was hard to beat. Players like Napoli, Cruz, Hamilton and Young are the backbone of this gritty team. This Rangers lineup was hard to beat. The pitchers aggravated me. Watching Derek Holland tangle up the Cardinal hitters was mesmerizing but frustrating since being a fan of both teams. I am loyal fan to the Rangers during the regular season but being raised as a Cardinal fan, its in my blood. My cheers and adoration to the Cardinals where stymied for a time when looking at the face of Ron Washington after last nights lost. I totally enjoyed this series. So much ups and downs. Great story lines like David Freese a local product of St.Louis that went to Lafayette High School became NLCS MVP and World Series MVP. Couldn’t of written a better script for him. He is only 28 years old and has a foot note in St.Louis Cardinals History. Freese broke the all-time post season RBI record. His 21 RBI’s passes Scott Spiezio’s 19 he hit in the Angels 2002 win over the Giants. For Freese’s great performance he received a brand new Corvette.
Without Freese’s two-out, two-strike, two-run triple in the ninth inning, followed by his walk off shot two innings later, the Cardinals aren’t playing a Game 7 for a championship. He is our hometown hero!
Now it is time to watch free agency in MLB begin on October, 30. What will happen with Pujols? Keep your eyes on the McBrayer Baseball Blog to find out.
In other news………………………………..
The team decided to pick up a two-year contract option for the pitcher, keeping him in Cardinal red for the foreseeable future.
Adam Wainwright’s contract is for 21 million over the next two years, and it gives the Cardinals more depth their starting rotation in 2012