Game 6 of the World Series had it all: bad fielding, clutch hitting, three blown saves, and a Game 6 walk-off home run for the ages.
But the best thing? It may just have been the call by Joe Buck, who channeled his late father Jack, on David Freese’s 11th-inning home run...the one that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 10-9 victory and brought about Game 7 tonight. (Video after the jump.)
There is so much to love about this video of the pandemonium at the plate: Freese’s jaunty between-the-legs slamming of his helmet, Lance Berkman’s inadvertent bump of the umpire and subsequent apology pat (“Please, Mr. Umpire sir, do not hold this against me or my team Friday night. St. Louisans have just recently gotten over Don Denkinger. Let’s not go there again, mkay? Mkay. Thank you, M r. Umpire sir.”), the disrobing of Freese by his teammates (headline avoided: “Pantsed by Pujols!”)
And the best thing is that Buck didn’t clutter it with words. For all the deserved criticisms Buck gets (for, among other things, defending Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa), he nailed this call...with just a simple, elegant sentence, taken from his dad’s 1991 call. Perfection.
(H/T to David Brown at Yahoo’s Big League Stew)