World Series- Game 1
The Cardiac Cards are 3 wins away from completing one of the best Cinderella stories in baseball history. But, there is a pretty big obstacle in their way; That obstacle being the Texas Rangers. This is the second straight World Series for the lawmen. They are a tough team, and they don’t plan on losing - again!
This series has been dubbed “The Battle of the Skips”, pitting two of the craftiest managers in baseball against each other. And with Texas having home field advantage in the series, it kinda reminds me of my favorite western movie, Tombstone, with both managers playing Wyatt Earp.
Ron Washington of the Rangers, walks up to Tony La Russa of the Cards before game one with that cocky Wyatt swagger. He’s looking to win the confrontation without La Russa putting up a fight. Staring him straight in the eye, he says, “Go ahead, skin that smokewagon and see what happens!”
Well, La Russa wasn’t intimidated. He hit the Rangers with a six-shooter of pitchers, followed by six shots from the plate. Winning the first of the dust-ups, 3-2. Then La Russa, with his best Wyatt stare, turns to Washington and says, “You gonna do something? Or just stand there and bleed?”
You better believe Washington won’t stand idle. He has the fire power to win this fight, and he’s gonna do his best to leave it all on the line. These are two great teams, with two great managers, and this duel is gonna go long into the night…
Game 2- today at high noon (8:05 EST)