Friday, April 8, 2016
The Cards beat the Braves tonight in Atlanta for their first win of the 2016 season. This 7 - 4 contest took 3:00 to play and featured 4 home runs by the Redbirds. 3 of the blasts were of the pinch-hit variety which set a record for Major League Baseball. In the history of the game, there had never been 3 pinch-hit homers by one team in the same game. Those of you who have read my book "Cutting The Game, Inside Television Baseball From The Director's Chair" know that cutting the home run is the most fun a TV baseball director can have during a game/telecast. This win tonight did two things: it caused many Cardinals fans to step away from the ledge and it provided much home run fun for this TV baseball director.