If you read my blog from yesterday you will know how bad the day ended for me and Mike our producer.
Today's game/telecast began at 11:30 AM with the pregame show and noon with the game. This means that the show started at 10:30 AM in St. Louis with the game at 11:00 AM
I was a bit fired up after my experience with the gypsy driver and found it a bit difficult to fall asleep. This came at a little after 3AM and I awoke to my annoying alarm at 7:00.
I arrived at the TV truck at 9:00 (crew call) with just under four hours of sleep. Even though I poured a bunch of coffee down my throat, I was a bit foggy to say the least.
A 3-hour plus game or a 12 - 7 game or, God forbid, an extra inning game just would not, could not happen.
I prayed for a well-pitched, well-played, well-paced game.
The Cardinals won the game 6 - 2 in 2 hours and 7 minutes!!!
I will now steal a line from the St. Louis Blues great play by play announcer John Kelly which he says when the Blues score a goal.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Now in Pittsburgh looking forward to the weekend Cardinals/Pirates series.
The Pirates are good again which means a full house and a great atmosphere for tomorrow's game/telecast.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!