Here's some stuff that I saw that you cant get from watching the game on TV.
All the Cardinals looked relaxed and not nervous at all.
Methany, Carp, Waino and Garcia were all out in the outfield shagging balls during batting practice. They were cutting up and you could tell breaking balls on each other.
Waino was going around to each little group of gathered Cardinals and spoke to them for a little while and then moved on to the next group. You could tell he was trying to pump people up, show some leadership.
I was down by the field where Loshe and Molina warmed up before the game. I was about 5 yards from Molina catching Loshe. When they came out there were a group of about 20 Cardinal fans standing there . We all started cheering and yelling out encouragement. They gave a very slight acknowledgment that we were there so close but they were both so focused on what they were doing it was amazing to watch. One of the guys in the group said that Molina looked like he would kill the next guy that attempted to distract him. Those dudes were on point and locked in.
In the 8th inning after the 1st out and the 1st runner was on both Holliday and Jay were looking over at the bullpen to see who was coming out. Every time Boggs threw a ball both glanced over at the bullpen. Their body language was someone that was expecting something and wasn't seeing what they had been told or what they were told to expect.
Attempted troll/humor while discussing potential child abuse
Originally Posted by Bufkin
If it's effective, who are you, me, or anybody else to call it abuse? I worked with a guy back in Moberly who would shove a finger up his son's ass each time he had anything worse than a C on his report card. If he came home with 2 D's and an F, that's 3 fingers (and this was a big dude). Does that sound hideous and disgusting? Absolutely. Did the kid ever get anything worse than a C after this rule was implemented? Not a chance.
I'm not saying it's morally right or wrong, but does it make the child because of it? Think about that for a second.