Saturday, October 29, 2011
What a finish!
Wow, it looks like I nailed it when I said there would be some game six magic. Its being hailed as one of the greatest games ever. We all know what happened. I just can't get over the fact that that the Rangers were within one strike of winning the World Series not ONCE, but TWICE!! During Berkman's at bat, I wasn't wearing my glasses. When Berkman got his hit, I thought he swung and missed. I jumped up and yelled, "Yes!" Then I saw the ball land for a hit. The Cardinals wouldn't roll over and play dead. The game was just so intense. It was pure torture. I really wanted the Rangers to win. After the Freese homer, I got to thinking how it must have been in the Rangers clubhouse. Probably very quiet. What can you say? That loss definitly took the wind out of the Rangers sails. It must have been devestating. How do you shake off a loss like that? We all know what happened in game seven. After the game, Buck and McCarver spoke of how the Rangers are a great team and they will be back most likely for years to come. Easier said then done. The season is a grind. Spring training, a 162 game season, then if your lucky you make the postseason. Then you play the most pressure packed games in about a months time. Its not that easy. The Rangers time was NOW!! After the game, I got to thinking what was going through the minds of the Rangers players. I bet it was a quiet plane ride back to Texas. I wonder how long the guys will think about it before they just forget about it and move on? I wonder how Ron Washington and his staff will take the time to absorb the shock of defeat, forget about it, and plan for 2012? Life goes on.........and so will the Rangers. Thats why I love the game. You win some, you lose some.