A World’s Serious (2011 Edition)

Well that was one for the ages, no?

The hardworking staff will leave the play-by-play of the St. Louis Cardinals’ knee-buckling victory in Game 6 of the World Series to others and go straight to the color commentary:

• Twice Fox sportscaster Joe Buck uttered those fateful words, “and the Texas Rangers are one strike away.”

• Twice they suddenly weren’t.

• Twice the Cardinals came from two runs down to tie the game.

• Twice they had the winning run on third and failed to bring him home.

• Twice local-boy-done-good David Freese came through in the clutch: two-run triple in the 9th, walkoff homer in the 11th.

• Twice as nice: Game 7 tomorrow night.

• Bonus twofer, via the AP’s Mike Fitzpatrick:

As Freese’s shot cleared the center field fence, Fox broadcaster Joe Buck reprised the famous call by his late father, Jack, on Kirby Puckett’s homer to win Game 6 of the 1991 World Series for Minnesota.

“We will see you tomorrow night!”

Nice tribute.

(Ring Lardner World’s Serious tribute here.)

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3 Responses to A World’s Serious (2011 Edition)

  1. Al says:

    What, no comparison to Carlton Fisk’s home run?

  2. Pingback: A World’s Serious (St. Louzarus Edition) | Campaign Outsider

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