This had to be one of my favorite breaking news headlines of all times:
A wild night: Rays head to 12th; Cards win NL wild card
Last night was a baseball lover's dream come true -- I cared crazily about the outcome of four games. And with the Rays, Sox and Braves on TV and my No. 1 Cards on MLB.com, we had plenty of remote control action!
Night Metro Editor Brent Conklin sent out the above posting at 11:49 p.m. last night. I have the e-mail headline saved for posterity -- if you've clicked through, you already found that in the world of instant updates, Brent updated that posting with the Rays' clinching less than a half-hour later.
Fabulous reason, BTW, to hold the presses for a half-hour. And the Bradenton Herald's front page and sports cover are great today. My only quibble is the headline. This long-time Cardinals fan knows: You gotta believe.
Go Cards!!! Go Rays!!!
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter and catcher Yadier Molina celebrate.
Tampa Bay Rays' Evan Longoria hits a 12th-inning home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher Scott Proctor