Month: October 2012

Comeback Cards

7-5.  Top of the ninth.  Down to their last out.  The St. Louis Cardinals are no stranger to this scenario, as this is the exact same situation they were in a year ago in game six of the World Series.  They triumphed then, and last night, the defending World Champions proved why you should never ever count the Cardinals out.

I watched that entire game decked out in full Cardinals gear, screaming at the TV when Washington was up 6-0, and then watched in disbelief as the Birds slowly chipped and clawed away at the score. 6-1. 6-2, and so on.  Suddenly it was the top of the seventh and the Cardinals were only down by 1 run.  But then Kurt Suzuki’s RBI to make the score 7-5.  And suddenly it was the top  of the ninth with 2 outs.  It looks like the Bird’s season is over.   But, just as before, something magical happens with this team in October. Daniel Descalo’s two run single that glanced off the glove of shortstop Ian Desmond ties the game up.  Next up at bat is rookie Pete Kozma.  And just like David Freese the year before him, he steps up big for his team.  Kozma has a two-run single to put the Cardinals up 9-7 and lead for the first time the entire game.  Jason Motte comes in to close and the Cardinals head to the NLCS to go head to head with the San Francisco Giants.

People can talk all they want, but the Cardinals thrive when they are the underdogs.  Every year they have won the World Series, it has been St. Louis’s worst year statistically. It happened in 2006, 2011, and it could happen again.  Every time you tell them that they can’t do it, that they won’t do it, the Cardinals will do their best to prove you wrong. So continue doubting the Cardinals.  You are just fueling their fire to win.

Mizzou football star DGB arrested for drugs

Mizzou football has another problem to fix along with its SEC woes.

Former No. one recruit and freshman wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and two other Mizzou football players were arrested on drug charges Wednesday night.  Green-Beckham, lineman Tony Boozer and receiver Levi Copelin have all been suspended from Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt.

The players were spotted by police in a white Lincoln Navigator in the Parking Lot G of the stadium Wednesday night.  The officers noticed the smell of marijuana and on inspection of the car, made the arrest.   The three players were arrested on charges of possessing 35 grams or less of marijuana.

According to officers, there were two other players at the scene.  After further investigation, the police determined that those players had nothing to do with the drugs and they were released.

According to Stltoday.com, Mizzou’s athletic department spokesman Chad Moller released a statement saying, “We’re aware of the incident and have addressed it.  All individuals involved have been immediately suspended from the program for one game.  All other disciplinary measures will be handled internally, and there will be no further comment.”

Green-Beckham, also known as DGB around campus, was the top recruit for receivers in the 2012 class.  He had a very scrutinized recruitment before deciding to stick with his roots and sign with Mizzou last December.

He had a less than stellar start in his first four games, recording six catches for a whopping 48 yards.  Green-Beckham really came out in the game out on fire in the game against Central Florida.  He nabbed his first ever colligate touchdown off an 80 yard pass from quarterback James Franklin. The Tigers beat UCF last Saturday 21-16.

Green-Beckham has a total of seven catches for 128 yards and a touchdown.  Too bad he won’t be able to extend those numbers this weekend.