May 2008

Game Haiku – 05/23/08 – Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1

They say it never
rains in Southern Cal. They lie.
Cards weather the storm.

Trip to Petco Park

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Tuesday, I drove down to San Diego from LA to catch the Cardinals game. Unfortunately, I picked the one game of the three they lost, making me 0-2 this season.  I was really impressed with Petco Park – very cool place to watch a game. We were sitting in field level seats, between third base and left field.  As usual, there were quite a few Cardinal fans in the house.

Foodwise, I sampled their big hot dog which was probably the biggest I’ve seen and cost like $7 or something insane like that. It was good but nothing really special – not up to the Dodger Dog level.

I think the coolest aspect of Petco Park is the construction that incorporate the old Western Metal Supply Company building into the stadium, so there are actual luxury boxes in the building.  They shot off some nice fireworks when Kouzmanoff hit his game-winning 3-run homer, but of course I wasn’t cheering.  I’d love to go back next season when the Cards visit – hopefully with a better outcome.  

Game Haiku – 05/20/08 – Padres 3, Cardinals 2

Troy Glaus shines in his
homecoming game; Kouzmanoff’s
three-run shot sinks Cards

Scary Moment at Petco

It was a scary moment at Petco Park on Wednesday, when Padres pitcher Chris Young got hit in the face by an Albert Pujols’ line drive.  Fortunately, Young wasn’t knocked out and emerged with only a broken nose. Albert immediately went to check on Young to make sure he was okay. Albert knocked out two Padres unintentionally in the inning, after sliding home into catcher Josh Bard’s foot, leaving him with a sprained ankle. Tony took him out of the game, as he was clearly shaken up.  Read the full news story here and Albert’s comments.

Warning: the video is not for the faint of the heart.

Game Haiku – 05/12/08 – Brewers 8, Cardinals 3

Yadi ejected,
turned fight with ump into a
Chippendales try-out

Check out the video of Yadier Molina fighting with the ump and leaving his catcher’s equipment scattered on the field in disgust. Tony got tossed too, for coming to his catcher’s defense. Tony kept his uniform on. 

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