This game was an exact microcosm of the 2010 season.
The Cardinals started out playing very well and then collapsed in the 7th inning.
The game ended in the bottom of the ninth inning with the bases loaded and the score 7-3. The last batter of the game (the tying run) struck out and the game, like the season, ended by teasing all Cardinals fans.
This game/telecast included the best shot of the year.
During the top of the fourth inning there was a routine groundball hit to the Cardinals shortstop.
Our super slo-mo camera operator, John, followed the ball tight. Very tight. The revolution of the ball in the air to the first baseman was perfectly in focus and absolutely beautiful.
The feed from the super slo-mo camera is recorded at three times normal speed and played back at normal speed.
John is a microcosm of our St. Louis television crew. The Cardinals are on life support being eight games out of 1st place with 18 games to play and our crew worked as hard as they ALWAYS do. Not one member of the TV team "mailed it in".
Trust me, covering baseball on television is very difficult. Every member has to be "on" for every pitch. The quality of the telecast depends on this.
Tonight was our 139th telecast of the season. Just because the Cardinals are basically "out of it", this is no excuse to "go through the motions".
I am proud of our St. Louis crew.
Top notch TV from game one through the season.
We owe it to the great game of baseball.
We owe it to the great Cardinals fans.