Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Tale Of Two Innings

Today's game/telecast included two similar innings that were quite different.
These two innings were the top of the fourth for the Cubs and the bottom of the ninth for the Cardinals.
The Cubs scored 6 runs in the top of the 4th and the Cardinals scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 9th.
The Cubs sent eleven batters to the plate in that inning and the Cardinals sent ten batters to the plate.
During their big inning, the Cubs collected 6 hits with 2 walks.
The Cardinals collected 4 hits and 3 walks during their big inning.
The big difference between these two innings was the fact that the Cubs' inning seemed to take forever and the Cardinals' inning flew by.
The Cubs top of the fourth inning crawled and crawled and seemed like it would never end.
I didn't want the Cardinals bottom of the ninth inning to end.
There was no real flow to the telecast when the Cubs were at-bat in the fourth and there was a great flow to the show during the bottom of the ninth.
This shows me how much I have invested in Cardinals baseball.
When the team is doing well, it is a blast to cut the game. It is not that I don't enjoy cutting the game when the Cardinals aren't doing well, it is just that I don't have as much fun.
The top of the fourth inning set the pace for the game.
The bottom of the ninth set the pace for the next game.
Off tomorrow, I can't wait for Tuesday.
By the way, our video operator, Larry, did a fantastic job shading cameras today.
Sunny days with huge billowy clouds guarantee a nightmare day for the video operator.
Well done Larry!

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