Thursday, September 29, 2011

This baseball lover's kind of night

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, 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!!!

AP Photos/
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


Joyce Lee said...

Listened to a NPR clip yesterday on my way home to Fritch, TX, concerning the baseball games and was wondering what the outcome would be for my Bradenton friend, congrats on the Cards!!

Jerry Lewis said...

Why did I know you would be blogging about baseball? And now the Cards are in the Series.