Yep, they shocked the world!
Congratulations to the 2006 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals! I was there for the clincher, well, sort of. I didn't have a ticket to the game (just couldn't bring myself to fork over $400 plus the scalpers were asking), but was just outside the gates with thousands of other Cardinal fans soaking up the atmosphere and trying to catch a glimpse of the game between the gates. After the final out, I rushed in to celebrate with the rest of Cardinal nation. Wow . . . what a feeling!
After the game, I ran into actor/comedian Kevin Pollack. He's friends with Cards manager Tony LaRussa and was in town for all three World Series games.
Plus, Cardinal/Fox Sports broadcaster Joe Buck was kind enough to visit with fans while waiting for his ride. He said he thought alot about his dad, Jack, during the game. He also replayed his game ending call for the fans who asked. And, no, I didn't touch his throat.
Finally, here's David Eckstein, your World Series MVP . . . from this past February at spring training in Jupiter, Florida.