Friday, September 30, 2011
Exciting finishes in baseball
In the movie The Perfect Storm, a confluence of weather events combine to create a killer storm. It took just the right conditions.
Baseball was like that this year. On Sept. 6, the Atlanta Braves held an 8 1/2-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals for the Wild Card playoff spot. The Cardinals had to get hot, but also the Braves had to collapse.
Even in the last game of the season, the Braves had a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning. Their ace relief pitcher gave up the tying run and they lost in extra innings.
(Other teams had problems, too, see here.)
St. Louis will now play the best team in baseball: the Philadelphis Phillies. The first two games are in Philly, but game three will be next Tuesday in St. Louis. I've got a ticket and there will be photos.