Today was a perfect, delightful day.
I had lunch with my good friend Jim Jackson (KMOX radio producer/engineer) and I was basking in the glory of my Charlie Sheen/Goddess encounter and photo op.
The first seven innings of the game were well-pitched and well-played and the Cardinals led 6 - 0 going into the bottom of the 8th inning.
The Astros scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to make the game interesting.
The Cardinls squandered an opportunity in the top of the ninth inning and then, during the bottom of the ninth inning, the Astros scored 2 runs and had the tying run on second base with their best hitter at the plate.
The perfect, delightful day was now officially ruined.
The Cardinals had a rookie pitcher on the mound. Granted, this player had enjoyed some success at the big league level, but the situation was not ideal in any manner for the St. Louis Cardinals viewer.
The rookie pitcher struck out the Astros best hitter and the Cardinals won 6 - 5.
Give me a photo op with Charlie Sheen and The Goddess every time.
This game ending scenario does not compute in the enjoyment category.