Monday, October 30, 2006

Go Crazy Folks, Go Crazy!!!

The 2006 World Series Champions Saint Louis Cardinals!!!
To all the people who said we couldn't do it, I am so glad that we proved your wrong.
See the underdog can win and we did! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
David Eckstein was the World Series MVP and I think he deserved it.
Wat to go Ecky!!!

Friday, October 27, 2006

To the tens of baseball fans who are watching the lowest-rated World Series in history, hang in there. It's almost over.

Let me start off by saying OMG!! David Eckstein you are the MAN!!! This guy is a great short stop and a very good hitter. I was screaming at the TV last night when he hit in the 8th to get in a run and it lead the St Louis Cardinals to a VICTORY over the Detroit Tigers! All those not living within the shadow of the Gateway Arch raise your hands if you thought the Cardinals would be leading this Series, 3-1, after four games. Raise your hands if you even thought the Cardinals would have a win in this series after four games. All I can say is LET'S GO CARDINALS!!!!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cardinals win Game 3 of the World Series!!!!

Well thanks to Chris Carpenter the 2005 Cy Young winner for a great outing against the Detroit Tigers! Carpenter not only shut out the Tigers during his stint, he completely shut them down. And he would have shut them out if not for an overly long bottom of the eighth that led Cardinals manager Tony La Russa to call on his bullpen. Carpenter needed only 82 pitches to pile up 24 outs. Carpenter missed the 2004 World Series due to a nerve injury in his right biceps, and he was ready to make the most of his chance this time around. It was still 2-0 in the seventh when Zumaya got himself in deep trouble -- but almost got himself out of it as well. A pair of walks brought up Albert Pujols with two on and no outs, but Pujols hit a comebacker right at Zumaya -- the kind of ball that should have gone for at least two outs. Instead, Zumaya simply threw it away on his attempt for a force at third, and both runners scored while Pujols motored all the way to second.

GO CARDS!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Cardinals stumble in Game 2 of World Series

Well after being down 3-0 the cardinals come back and score a run in the 9th but could not rally with the bases loaded. I wonder why Tony LaRussa didn't bring in a pinch hitter for Molina?? Oh well final score was 3-1 and by the way what was that on your hand Kenny Rodgers? Pine Tar? Well who really knows? I hope that the MLB looks into this and make sure it doesn't happen again.


Cardinals Take Game 1 of the World Series

Well it looks like the Saint Louis Cardinals have come through with game 1 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers. Well let's hope they can keep up the good work and bring the World Series back to Saint Louis!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

World Series Tickets

I think that MLB needs to investigate why it is that people can sell tickets online for a lot more then they are worth. I am a very devoted Cardinals fan and I think it is OUTRAGEOUS that the MLB doesn't do anything about it. There is a law in Missouri that you can not sell a ticket for more then it's face value but people do it every day! I mean there are loop holes like you are buying this baseball card but I will throw in the tickets with it and if you bid more then the tickets are worth I am gonna give you a baseball hat. This TOTALLY pisses me off! I mean $335 for a SRO ticket? and $500 a seat for nose bleed tickets Come on.... I even went so far as to E mail one of the ticket hoarders online this E mail:

I hope you know that it is against the law in Missouri to sell a ticket for more then it's face value and I am sure all of you tickets are marked WAY up because you money grubbing jerks want all the cash you can get from a devoted fan. Well you are not getting it from me buddy! I hope that none of your tickets sell and that you get stuck with the bill.

Cody Alldredge

So I guess I will be sitting at home watching the game. *SIGH*

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Team Hoyt: An Inspiring Story of Courage and Dedication

I hope that this story and videos inspire you as much as it has me to do something not for yourself but for someone else!

Team Hoyt

Sports Illustrated, by Rick Reilly

(videos at bottom of article - but read this first)

I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans. Work nights to pay for their text messaging. Take them to swimsuit shoots.

But compared with Dick Hoyt, I suck.

Eighty-five times he's pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in marathons. Eight times he's not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars--all in the same day. Dick's also pulled him cross-country skiing, taken him on his back mountain climbing and once hauled him across the U.S. on a bike. Makes taking your son bowling look a little lame, right?

And what has Rick done for his father? Not much--except save his life.

This love story began in Winchester, Mass., 43 years ago, when Rick was strangled by the umbilical cord during birth, leaving him brain-damaged and unable to control his limbs. ``He'll be a vegetable the rest of his life;'' Dick says doctors told him and his wife, Judy, when Rick was nine months old. ``Put him in an institution.''

But the Hoyts weren't buying it. They noticed the way Rick's eyes followed them around the room. When Rick was 11 they took him to the engineering department at Tufts University and asked if there was anything to help the boy communicate. ``No way,'' Dick says he was told. ``There's nothing going on in his brain.'' "Tell him a joke,'' Dick countered. They did. Rick laughed. Turns out a lot was going on in his brain.

Rigged up with a computer that allowed him to control the cursor by touching a switch with the side of his head, Rick was finally able to communicate. First words? ``Go Bruins!'' And after a high school classmate was paralyzed in an accident and the school organized a charity run for him, Rick pecked out, ``Dad, I want to do that.''

Yeah, right. How was Dick, a self-described ``porker'' who never ran more than a mile at a time, going to push his son five miles? Still, he tried. ``Then it was me who was handicapped,'' Dick says. ``I was sore for two weeks.''

That day changed Rick's life. ``Dad,'' he typed, ``when we were running, it felt like I wasn't disabled anymore!'' And that sentence changed Dick's life. He became obsessed with giving Rick that feeling as often as he could. He got into such hard-belly shape that he and Rick were ready to try the 1979 Boston Marathon. ``No way,'' Dick was told by a race official. The Hoyts weren't quite a single runner, and they weren't quite a wheelchair competitor. For a few years Dick and Rick just joined the massive field and ran anyway, then they found a way to get into the race officially: In 1983 they ran another marathon so fast they made the qualifying time for Boston the following year.

Then somebody said, ``Hey, Dick, why not a triathlon?'' How's a guy who never learned to swim and hadn't ridden a bike since he was six going to haul his 110-pound kid through a triathlon? Still, Dick tried. Now they've done 212 triathlons, including four grueling 15-hour Ironmans in Hawaii. It must be a buzzkill to be a 25-year-o! ld stud getting passed by an old guy towing a grown man in a dinghy, don't you think?

Hey, Dick, why not see how you'd do on your own? ``No way,'' he says. Dick does it purely for ``the awesome feeling'' he gets seeing Rick with a cantaloupe smile as they run, swim and ride together.

This year, at ages 65 and 43, Dick and Rick finished their 24th Boston Marathon, in 5,083rd place out of more than 20,000 starters. Their best time? Two hours, 40 minutes in 1992--only 35 minutes off the world record, which, in case you don't keep track of these things, happens to be held by a guy who was not pushing another man in a wheelchair at the time.

``No question about it,'' Rick types. ``My dad is the Father of the Century.'' And Dick got something else out of all this too. Two years ago he had a mild heart attack during a race. Doctors found that one of his arteries was 95% clogged. ``If you hadn't been in such great shape,'' one doctor told him, ``you probably would've died 15 years ago.''

So, in a way, Dick and Rick saved each other's life.

Rick, who has his own apartment (he gets home care) and works in Boston, and Dick, retired from the military and living in Holland, Mass., always find ways to be together. They give speeches around the country and compete in some backbreaking race every weekend, including this Father's Day.

That night, Rick will buy his dad dinner, but the thing he really wants to give him is a gift he can never buy. ``The thing I'd most like,'' Rick types, ``is that my dad sit in the chair and I push him once.''

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

NBC!!! I LOVE YOU!!! HEROES is my new favorite show!!!!

Howdy! I just have to tell you that this is my favorite new show on TV.
If you have not watched it you should!! It is very addictive and I can't wait till Monday's now!! Thanks NBC!!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

St Louis Cardinlas Win Game 2!!

Well the Cardinals have won Game 2 as well as Game 4 to move on to the NLCS to play against the NY Mets. I am crossing my fingers and hoping that they can win in NY at least one game and come home to Busch Stadium to win and move on to the World Series. The Cardinals have been in the NLCS the past 3 years. GO CARDS!!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

CARDS WIN!! The St Louis Cardinals have won game 1 of a 5 game set in the NLDS

WOW. What a game the guys play yesterday in San Diego.
I didn't get to watch the game on ESPN but I did listen to it on KTRS here in St Louis and they announcers did a great job of making me feel like I was there. Albert you are the man!! And Ronnie what a play you made the annoucers went NUTS when you got that ground ball with the bases loaded and go us out of the jam!

Looking forward to game 2 of the playoffs

Sunday, October 01, 2006


Well thank you John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves for pitching a GREAT game against the Houston ASTROS. I am so glad I don't have to hear that annoying bee sound that they play when Berkman, Biggio, and whoever else has a B in there name. I thank you again Braves for taking care of business and putting away the Astros...