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Baseball Brian

Posted on: October 16, 2006

Brian’s featured in today’s Billy Ball daily newsletter:

Bottom of the 3rd
OUR MAN ON THE SCENE
Brian Reich filed this report

I was sitting next to the players wives and I should also note, as an aside, that the rally cap really does work. When the Cardinals were giving away the farm, run after run with no out, I flipped my hat around and inside out, the inning ended. Then, with the rally cap still in place, the Cards started to make a comeback. But I think the baseball gods knew I was a visitor and when only a few rally caps popped up in the crowd, the momentum stopped.

Jim Edmonds fulfilled the ultimate defense/offense great baseball moment… A fantastic over the shoulder, Willie Mays style catch in center, then a homerun the next inning.

The Mets shortstop, Jose Reyes, tried a little trickery – ‘flubbing’ a liner from, I think, Scott Rolen, in an attempt to force a double play. The umpire used good discretion in calling it an out and we all got a good laugh out of it.

With the rain today, the local news is already saying that the game may not start today until 10pm (11pm EST) – if major league baseball wants to start a game at 10pm. Otherwise they would obviously lose their travel day – play tomorrow then go to NYC.

Good fans, but a lot of them left early when the Cards got down. That’s sad – this is the playoffs, not just some ordinary game. Maybe I don’t have the perspective these guys in STL have, because my team, the Mariners, aren’t in the playoffs every year. But I think every game in October is special, every inning provides new life – even in a game as lopsided as the one last night became. But the stands should have been filled to the end and they weren’t.

Thanking you, Brian.

He also writes about his Latest Sports Adventure on his blog.

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