Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

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!

1 comment:

  1. I'm curious whether Dan has some kind of inside joke where he has to mention Keith Olbermann in each telecast somehow. I haven't seen every game lately, but it seems like the ones I do, he gets mentioned. (I realize he is a guy in your truck.)