Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands. While the Cardinals have been playing well enough to be in first place in their division, I have been a little disappointed in some individual performances thus far in the season. So we went down to St. Louis over the weekend.
There were some other reasons for the trip, but Lauren will be talking about those tomorrow. But primarily, it was to spend a little time talking to Albert and Chris.
I think it’s safe to say that they both took the little pep-talk to heart, and will be bringing their A Game for the rest of the season. Albert put his considerable skills to use while we were there to enjoy it, sending two balls into the stands including the game winning walk off homerun in 12th inning. Chris threw a nice game the following evening, but we were not able to stick around for it. The Cardinals swept the Cubs, and that was nice too.
Lauren spent most of the game worried about when the sun would finally reach us. At game time the temperature was 94 degrees, and luckily it never pushed past 95. We were in the nose bleed section, but at least we were in the shade until the 7th inning with a nice cool wind. Moving back one row kept us in the shade for the 8th, but spending the 9th inning in the sun was too much for Lauren. We spent the time between the next three innings finding cooler seats.
Here we are in the 10th inning:
The 11th inning:
And the 12th inning:
If you’re a member of my side of the family and you’re reading this, you should know that, as is our custom, we do not mix Sommerer visits to St. Louis with Hofman visits to St. Louis. Trust us, this is for the best.