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NLCS Game 6 Photo Diary

The energy in the air, the roar of the postseason crowd, the Sea of Red at Busch Stadium – add in an offensive surge, a rookie pitcher rising to the occasion and surpassing expectations and a shutout of the LA Dodgers, and you have a Game 6 WINNER!

Here is our Game 6 experience, told in photos…

Thanks to Carey and Patricia for the invite!

Thanks to Carey and Patricia for the invite!

and some brought signs...

and some brought signs…

Sea of Red with their rally towels, ready to get the party started.

Sea of Red with their rally towels, ready to get the party started.

First pitch.  Wacha Wacha Wacha!

First pitch. Wacha Wacha Wacha!

by the 5th inning, all the scoring became ho-hum for this little fan in front of us.  ;)

by the 5th inning, all the scoring became ho-hum for this little fan in front of us. 😉

Exit Kershaw

Magic Johnson's face says it all.... exit Dodgers.

Magic Johnson’s face says it all…. exit Dodgers.

WINNER!!!

WINNER!!!

Group HUG!

Group HUG!

Matheny shows it off

Matheny shows it off

The Hollidays, postgame

The Hollidays, postgame

a HUGE hopping hug for Yadi

a HUGE hopping hug for Yadi

MVP Wacha

MVP Wacha

Oh, hey….. THE CARDINALS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!

Go Cards!!  😉

Memories Wrapped in Baseball

I was in Texas this past weekend for a family Fall Break trip to San Antonio. We took the kiddos to the Alamo and the Riverwalk.  We saw the Shamu family, dolphins, sea lions and penguins at Sea World.  We lounged by the pool, rode bikes, played catch on the grass and truly enjoyed our time together having fun.

And of course, each evening we ended up back at our hotel in time to watch Postseason Baseball.
We were in Texas when the Rangers won the ALCS (their first championship in franchise history) against the Yankees.  It may not have been a typical postseason memory – being there in the ballpark– but I smile when I think of how my kids will remember the 2010 baseball postseason.  We were all tucked into our beds watching the games together in a hotel room, exhausted from each day’s adventures and falling asleep to the sounds of October baseball.
Ryan Madson  – my reason to cheer the Phillies (vs the Giants)
photo from dailypostal.com
The youngest of our clan never made it into the 6th inning of any game.  His sister lasted to the end of the first game, but by the last night – when the Giants won the NLCS over the Phillies – she too tuckered out before the 7th inning stretch.  (Plus she was the sole Giant fan of our bunch, so she was disappointed to find out the next morning that she had missed the celebration.)
I certainly treasure the fact that our family memories have been wrapped in baseball over the past few years. 
No matter where we travel or who we are with, baseball can always make a nice side-story, enriching the experience and bringing us together at the end of a long day.
Enjoy your week, Cardinal fans. 
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