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Keeping the faith II

In Baseball, Long form on November 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I had given up in the seventh inning. By the seventh inning, you have a good sense of how a game is going to end. If a team has been up by a lot through seven (or has looked flat through seven), it’s probably going to stay up (or it is probably going to stay flat). The Cardinals had looked bad through seven innings. They were only down 7-4, but given the way they had played so far, that three-run deficit seemed insurmountable. The Texas Rangers were going to dance on the immaculate grass at Busch Stadium as they celebrated the first World Series Championship in franchise history. The Cardinals were going to lose, and I couldn’t watch it.

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