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- As I begin blogging, it’s 11:35 p.m., and World Series game 6 is still going. It has been, quite simply, one of the most exciting baseball games in history. Not the best played, but one of the most thrilling. The Cardinals have come back from the dead twice. The Rangers were one pitch from winning the World Series twice.
- Game over! David Freese homers in the 11th and the Cardinals will not die. Amazing baseball game. I feel bad for any baseball fan who missed it. Heck, any sports fan.
- I hope kids who are Cardinals fans were allowed to stay up late. I’ve forgotten most of what I learned in 1975, but I will never forget game 6 of the World Series, and no kid watching this game will forget it either.
- Joe Buck’s homage to his father, and his father’s team, “We will see you tomorrow night!” is okay by me. I loved it. And as many of you pointed out, it was 20 years ago Buck’s dad, Jack, used the line on Kirby Puckett’s game 6 home run, also in the 11th, also to center field.
- I don’t root for the Cardinals, but I sure respect that organization and its fans. Plus, Andy will be in a great mood Friday.
- The home team almost always wins game 7.
- Maybe that song on TBS that drove me crazy during the playoffs, “Oh, it’s written in the stars…” is right.
- I had little interest in this World Series, but it’s been the most entertaining in at least a decade.
- In other news, planking is done, Tebowing is now. I Tebowed before Thursday’s Murph & Andy Show:
- I was surprised, and disappointed, to learn a few local people saw this as mocking Tebow’s Christian faith. That thought never crossed my mind. I think those people are taking “Tebowing” too literally. Tebowing for me is about the physical pose, not prayer. It’s a fun take on an indelible image. I’m sure someone somewhere sees it as an opportunity to mock Tebow, but not me. I continue to see Tebow as one of the most positive figures in sport. I think he’s the rare role model who is sincere in all that he says and does. I believe him, and I root for him. Unfortunately, Tebow’s become a polarizing figure, in large part not through any fault of his, but because many of his supporters see any humor or criticism aimed at Tebow as some kind of attack on Christianity, which is not consistent with the Christ I was raised on.