We’re back. My flight from St. Louis on Wednesday connected through Cleveland and I went straight from the airport to Shea Stadium. I just shot these pictures at 3:30 p.m. ET from the press box level.
It is magnificently sunny and was 70 degrees when I landed, lugging a heavy down coat that was a real space-waster on this travel day. It will work in Detroit, though. For now, there is the small matter of deciding who the Tigers finally will get to play.
Quickie NLCS blog question: Would you rather be the Tigers with a full week of rest and preparation, or would you rather be the Cardinals or Mets, going right into the Fall Classic as if it were regular-season mode and the killer instinct in tow?
I don’t know if the Cardinals are in the catbird seat, but they do have Chris Carpenter on the hill tonight against John Maine, and there is a leftover photo here from Busch that I have to upload (look closely):
Here is another lasting image from St. Louis, taken during that transition time between Mets and Cardinals BP before Game 5. This kind of stuff never would have been allowed in the old days of baseball, but players hang together and then are enemies for a while and then hang again.
First pitch for Game 6 is at 8:19 p.m. ET. The Cards lead the series 3-2. Will it be a rematch of the 1968 World Series? Will the Mets make this one go seven and make Detroit wait as long as possible before knowing what visitors will arrive at Comerica? Like Tommy Lasorda says, watching this one is your duty, Judy.
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