The Cardinals clinched the 2011 National League Wild-card with a 8 - 0 victory over the Houston Astros on the final day of the regular season.
This means two things to our Cardinals TV crew.
1 - Every game of the 2011 season was meaningful.
2 - We had the good fortune to cover the post-game celebration in the locker room.
However, this coverage had an odd twist to it. The Cardinals had to wait for over an hour for the outcome of the Phillies/Braves game which was in extra innings.
Fox Sports Midwest stayed on the air with the post game show during this long wait.
This patience paid off!
With two cameras in the locker room, we captured the celebration as it began immediately after the Phillies defeated the Braves.
Usually the celebration begins on the field so capturing this moment was rare indeed.
Covering these celebrations is a blast.
There is the usual mayhem with communications problems between the truck and the announcers in the clubhouse. Last night the ear piece of one of our announcers did not work and, despite the fact that the noise in the clubhouse was incredibly loud, the live coverage worked.
Every game for the season was memorable.
We covered a post-game celebration as the team made the playoffs.
The St. Louis Cardinals TV production team is blessed!