The Detroit Tigers and Jim Leyland obviously knew when to hand the ball to The Gambler.
Wow! what a game, what a series so far! Whether it was a 2-hitter by Kenny Rogers or a game winning blast by Albert Pujols, you have to admit that the first two games of the 2006 World Series have been thrillers.
As the series shifts to St Louis, how will the two team fare? Can the Cardinals and Tony LaRussa take advantage of the home field sea of red and the much superior playoff experience to shut down the Mo-train or can Jim Leyland and his band of unprobables keep its cinderella story alive?
Last year it was two feel good stories with the White Sox finally shaking the jinx of the Black Sox and the Houston Astros winning the very first pennant in the history of Texas Baseball.
This year has its own feel-good stories–the oft maligned and hurt St Louis Cardinals who stumbled into the playoffs and Jim Leyland’s Cinderella Tigers. No matter which team wins the magical 4th game, this 2006 world series has a magic and fairy tale ending waiting to be written.
So, it’s time again to sing Root, root, root for the home team, if they don’t win it’s a shame!