Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Cardinals beat the Dodgers tonight by the score of 11 - 2 and they collected 19 hits in the process. This was the sixth straight game that the Redbirds have score at least 6 runs and collected at least 10 hits. There have been many instances in my career of directing major league baseball that a certain player has been so hot that one came to "expect" something special to happen whenever this player was at the plate. Mark McGwire comes to mind in 1998 and for the last ten years Albert Pujols has filled the bill. Never before has a whole team fit into this category until now. Up and down the roster I "expect" something special to happen. Each and every player has contributed to the team's success day in and day out. The success of the ballclub on the field has spilled over into our TV production truck as well. We aired one of the coolest replays I have ever seen during tonight's telecast. Lance Berkman hit a homerun in each of his first two at-bats. We superimposed each swing from our ultra-mo camera and rolled each swing simultaneously. The swings were practically identical. It was almost impossible to detect the two different homerun swings. Very, very cool. I shouldn't have expected anything less.