It feels incongruous and sad put a post-mortem a baseball season with so much life, to go from frantic and fantastic to flat-line in a few frigid hours.
There are plenty of unbelievable stories and stars in the amazing 10-9 win by the Cardinals over the Rangers in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. What about the significant, but already forgotten, play in the bottom of the eighth?
Hours after David Freese’s home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, a message still burned bright: “See you TOMORROW NIGHT for Game 7 of the World Series!”
Albert Pujols joined elite World Series company by hitting three home runs in a World Series game. Pujols equaled Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson in the Cardinals’ 16-7 Game 3 victory over the Rangers.
Evan Roberts releases his first half MLB power rankings and doles out some first half awards.
Jayson Werth and the Washington Nationals got an early jump on baseball’s winter meetings. The Boston Red Sox were busy, too, completing their trade for Adrian Gonzalez.
Hank Steinbrenner has a message as the New York Yankees negotiate to re-sign Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.
The Yankees declined 2011 options on first baseman-designated hitter Lance Berkman, reliever Kerry Wood and oft-injured first baseman Nick Johnson, and exercised their option on pitching prospect Andrew Brackman.
New York first baseman Lance Berkman was still a little sore after that hard spill when he slipped in foul territory in Game 5 of the ALCS, but will be in the starting lineup for Game 6.
Everywhere you turn in these playoffs, late pickups and midseason acquisitions are playing important roles on the field.
No matter what he tried Wednesday, C.J. Wilson couldn’t get comfortable — and the former closer failed to close out the New York Yankees.
Lance Berkman lay flat on his back on the warning track behind first base as a hushed Yankee Stadium crowd watched nervously.
Strange things happen in right field at Yankee Stadium. In the latest playoff ruckus to arise in that small corner of the Bronx, Yankees hit a pair of disputed drives over the fence in Game 4 of the ALCS.
No disputing this: The Texas Rangers are routing the New York Yankees and are now just one win from their first trip to the World Series.
There’s a special energy in the air. Maybe it’s the thrill of ALCS Game 1. Maybe it’s the excitement over a great weekend of NY sports. Or maybe we’ve all pulled a Boomer and had way too many 5-hour energy drinks.