This team just will not quit. After it looked like former Ray Josh Hamilton had given the Texas Rangers a two run lead that would carry them to their first ever World Series title, the Cardinals came back and tied it again and went on to force the first game seven in ten years. They became the first team to score in the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh innings in a World Series Game.
They trailed 1-0, 3-2, 4-3, 7-4 and 9-7 at different points and came back every time. They rallied with two runs in the ninth to tie the game and force extra innings. Then they scored two in the tenth to tie the game again and force an eleventh inning. David Freese played hero with a walk-off homer to lead off the eleventh and set up a do or die game seven Friday night.
It would have been an unbelievable story. The comeback of Josh Hamilton is a story that pulls out emotions that baseball fans don’t often admit to. He is the reigning AL MVP and put on a show a few years ago in the All-Star Home Run Derby that people will talk about for years to come. This would have been the ultimate, though, hitting a game winning home run that gives your team the world championship.
Unfortunately for Josh and the Rangers, the Cardinals seem to have a better story to write. If this isn’t a team of destiny then they are fooling everybody! Just when you think they have no chance, that this is going to be it, they find a way to make it happen and come through with a win. Now, we get to see if they can do it under the most strenuous conditions, the pressure of a game seven. You seriously wouldn’t bet against them now would you?