What a weekend this was for adrenalin rushes. First the Cardinals pulled off a thriller of a comeback on Friday night which made most of us thankful the next day was a Saturday. Team members all told reporters that they believed they could win this game if they just kept chipping away at Washington's lead. And that confidence was rewarded with one of the more exciting and unbelieveable game endings ever.
Sunday morning an Austrian guy named Felix Baumgartner floated up into space in a small capsule attached to the thinnest balloon fabric ever until he was 24 miles up. Beyond space. Then he jumped out with a leap of faith and free fell at over 700 mph until he opened a normal looking parachute and sank to the ground as easy as a normal Sunday afternoon in Sparta Illinois. This was an amazing thing to do, crazy, but amazing. It was reported that over 8 million people were watching this online at YouTube. I was one of them.
And finally last night the Cardinals again. This time playing the first game of the NLCS after traveling from the eastern time zone to the pacific time zone, landing in San Francisco at 6:30 a.m. Saturday following that crazy Friday night game. When you consider the Cards were out east for almost a week and then headed west, their bodies felt like it was 10 last night while playing PCT at 7. Maybe the manager had too much trust in Lance Lynn the pitcher and kept him in the game while the Giants kept hitting him and scoring and scoring until the St Louis lead was almost gone. But in the end the Cardinals held on somehow.
What a weekend.