April 2007

Game Haiku – 04/20/07 – Cards 2, Cubs 1

Looper’s solid start
and Preston Wilson’s homer
halt Cards’ four game skid.

Game Haiku – 04/19/2007 – Giants 6, Cards 2

Cards getting by on 
great pitching, now ask pitchers
to carry offense?

Game Haiku – 04/18/07 – Giants 6, Cards 5

Pujols homers, but
Cards lose marathon game when
Hancock gives up hit.

Game Haiku – 04/17/07 – Pirates 6, Cards 1

Tom Gorzelanny:
his name consumes a haiku
line; his game was fierce.

Game Haiku – 04/16/07 – Pirates 3, Cards 2

Bottom of the ninth,
Bases loaded for Pujols:
Pop up quiets crowd.

Weekend Thrills

MlbextraI was excited to get back to LA yesterday and flip on the TV and discover that MLB Extra Innings was back on In Demand.  I promptly called Time Warner and ordered the package, so now I get to enjoy all the games this season without having to switch to DirecTV!

The good vibes kept up throughout the weekend as I watched today’s game and saw the Cards go on an offensive rampage.  What a relief to see Pujols jack two homers and get 5 RBIs!  Let’s hope this means he’s back to his old self.  Also thrilling was the terrific defense by our outfield.  Preston Wilson atoned for his 2 errors in the opening series vs the Mets with a spectacular running catch, and the usually shaky Duncan also made an acrobatic grab. And with the wind whipping around, no fly ball was a gimme today.  Duncan also homered and raised his avg. to .412!

The last bit of excitement this weekend was a star sighting – my dog briefly met Jake Gyllenhaal’s dog at a sidewalk cafe in Venice

Game Haiku – 04/15/07 – Cards 10, Brewers 2

What’s ailing Pujols?
Nothing today.  El Hombre
knocks two o’er the fence.

Game Haiku – 04/14/07 – Brewers 3, Cards 2

Suppan gets his ring,
then rings up former teammates.
Cards’ comeback falls short.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Garage Sale

YescardsI am in St Louis this week, and I ventured downtown this morning to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch garage sale.  It’s pretty small, just a tent in front of the building (at Tucker & MLK Drive).  But I still was able to score some good bargains:

2 "Yes!" T-shirts for $5 each – one for me and one for my dad
1 World Series souvenir book with great photos for $8
2 Cardinals 2007 wall calendars for $1 each
1 set of World Series coasters for $20

There’s a lot of other Cardinals stuff including posters, a McGwire book, a Busch Stadium book, and collector pin sets.  It’s definitely worth stopping by, especially if you’re heading down to the Stadium tonight or tomorrow to see the Cards take on the Brew Crew. You can also browse the store online.

For Die Hard Fans Only

CardsurnThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch had an interesting story yesterday on the new official MLB caskets and urns.  These urns and caskets are being manufactured by Eternal Image. The urns come with an indentation in the lid to allow for display of your dearly departed’s favorite autographed baseball. How decorative!

8 teams are currently available – Yankees, Phillies, Cardinals, Cubs, Braves, Red Sox, Tigers, and Dodgers.  All teams will be available by next year.  Check them out at the Eternal Image site.  These urns are already so popular that the first run sold-out and they’ve had to rush a second run into production.

Here I was planning to save up for a KISS Kasket, but now I’ve got another option.  Life is full of difficult decisions..and so is death.

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