Paul. Lives in Southern California. Born and raised in St. Louis. This is my Cardinals fan blog.

Disclaimer: None of these pictures are mine unless stated otherwise.

Okay guys look on the bright side. Michael Wacha is guaranteed 1 more start and there is no one else on this team right now better on the road. Michael Wacha has proven he can pitch in front of hostile crowds like a seasoned veteran. Waino has been shaky lately but hopefully the home crowd helps him settle back down tomorrow. We can get this done!!! Let’s go Cards!!!

Well I’ve thought since the beginning that this was going 7 games but this has been the strangest World Series ever.

Here come all the “What went Wong” jokes.

For everyone’s reference. The official MLB rule on obstruction.

When obstruction occurs, the umpire shall call or signal “Obstruction.”
If a play is being made on the obstructed runner, or if the batterrunner is obstructed before he touches first base, the ball is dead and all runners shall advance, without liability to be put out, to the bases they would have reached, in the umpire’s judgment, if there had been no obstruction. The obstructed runner shall be awarded at least one base beyond the base he had last legally touched before the obstruction. Any preceding runners, forced to advance by the award of bases as the penalty for obstruction, shall advance without liability to be put out.
Rule 7.06(a) Comment: When a play is being made on an obstructed runner, the umpire shall signal obstruction in the same manner that he calls “Time,” with both hands overhead. The ball is immediately dead when this signal is given; however, should a thrown ball be in flight before the obstruction is called by the umpire, the runners are to be awarded such bases on wild throws as they would have been awarded had not obstruction occurred. On a play where a runner was trapped between second and third and obstructed by the third baseman going into third base while the throw is in flight from the shortstop, if such throw goes into the dugout the obstructed runner is to be awarded home base. Any other runners on base in this situation would also be awarded two bases from the base they last legally touched before obstruction was called.
(b) If no play is being made on the obstructed runner, the play shall proceed until no further action is possible. The umpire shall then call “Time” and impose such penalties, if any, as in his judgment will nullify the act of obstruction.
Rule 7.06(b) Comment: Under 7.06(b) when the ball is not dead on obstruction and an obstructed runner advances beyond the base which, in the umpire’s judgment, he would have been awarded because of being obstructed, he does so at his own peril and may be tagged out. This is a judgment call.
NOTE: The catcher, without the ball in his possession, has no right to block the pathway of the runner attempting to score. The base line belongs to the runner and the catcher should be there only when he is fielding a ball or when he already has the ball in his hand.

David Freese warming up at Fenway Park. US Air Force Airmen in the background.
Jon Jay scores the go-ahead run - October 24, 2013
Michael Wacha pitched 6 innings in Game 2 and is now 4-0 for the 2013 Postseason - October 24, 2013
Carlos Martinez pitched a scoreless 7th and 8th in Game 2 of the World Series - October 24, 2013
Trevor Rosenthal struckout the side in the 9th for his 4th save of the 2013 Postseason - October 24, 2013
Carlos Beltran went 2-4 with an RBI in Game 2 of the World Series - October 24, 2013After the game when asked if the rib injury would take him out of the World Series he replied, “Someone would have to kill me to get me out”.
Pete Kozma bare hands a grounder to get the out - October 24, 2013
Yadi celebrates after the Cards win Game 2 of the World Series - October 24, 2013
Pete Kozma scores the tying run in the top of the 7th in Game 2 - October 24, 2013
Mad Men star, Jon Hamm, repping the Cardinals at Fenway Park for Game 2

1934 St. Louis Cardinals Championship RingThis series ain’t over yet. Well the ‘34 series is over, 2013…not so much.