into each life a little rain must fall
So, I got to go to the Cardinals game tonight at the NEW Busch Stadium.
The Cardinals "magic number" was at 4. Either a Cardinals win or a disAstros loss would lower it. I got neither ... still 4.
I had never been to a game at the old Busch Stadium where the Cardinals lost. Every single time I drug my bad self to the friendly confines of Busch Stadium over my illustrious baseball watching career I came home with a "winner."
Not tonight, just the sting of getting decisively beaten. I knew we were in trouble when the Cardinals were down 8-0 after 2.5 innings. Only the postgame White Castles brought any consolation.
My record at the new Busch Stadium ... 0-1.
I'm afraid to go back.
P.S. Although they did not finish strong, the Cardinals did finish the season as champions of the National League Central Division, for the 6th time in 7 years (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006). Congratulations, Redbirds!
AND they won the National League pennant!
AND they won the World Series!