Sunday, June 12, 2005

A week of baseball royalty

Three of the most storied franchises in all of baseball. The two winningest teams in terms of World Series championships.Cardinals, Yankees, Red Sox. Six games of baseball tradition. Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe Dimaggio, Johnny Pesky, Stan Musial, Jimmie Foxx, Rogers Hornsby, Mickey Mantle, Carl Yastrzemski, Bob Gibson, Reggie Jackson, Jim Rice, Ozzie Smith, Don Mattingly, Wade Boggs, Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, Nomar, Manny Ramirez.

We saw the first game of the series with the Red Sox. Wearing Red Sox jerseys and the blue hats with the "B," we finally got to see the Sox in person. They lost, but it was magical seeing the road greys with Boston emblazoned across the chest play in Busch Stadium. The Cards won the series 2-1.

Today, we were at the last game of the series against the damn Yankees. We watched the Yankees take batting practice from down by the dugout. We tried in vain to get Jeter to autograph KJ's #2 jersey that his Grandpa Travist gave him - but we were unlucky amongst the mulitude of Yankee fans clamoring for that special signature. The Cards won on the first career homerun by rookie Scott Seabol. Maybe someday, he too will be part of baseball lore.

What a great week.

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