Oh, say can you see …

WoodsYes, the Houston Astros have a chance to make their first World Series appearance, but I’ve already witnessed history. Actor/singer Carol Woods was rolling through a rousing, gospel-fired rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" when she lost her place. And who can blame her? Yes, she’s been on Broadway, stage, film and TV. But none of that is at Minute Maid Park, with thousands of folks on edge already. You try hitting all those notes and keeping the ramparts, bombs and rockets straight.

Well, there’s no need for a scoreboard bigger than your average apartment building if you’re not going to use it. Somehow, she recognized the groans of the crowd, twisted around, caught the words and soldiered on. And it was beautiful. – Thomas Harding / MLB.com

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this has to be the worst officateing in any baseball game playoff or not, I think every umpire on the field with the Cardinals & the Astros should not be alloud to umpire another game & the commissioner of baseball should step up to the plate for the players & earn the money he’s payed & do something about it, it look’s like this series was decited before it starded, it has happened before & i’m sure it will again, with all the bad call’s they need to investage these umpires becouse none of them can see or hear.

Look, the officiating was awful. No, I mean REALLY awful. The phantom tag on Molina is completely inexcusable. The flexible strike zone was lots of fun, too. But … those calls did not decide the series. I’m a Cards fan, and I hated to see stupid calls made against my team, but what did they cost us? I think you can make a legitimate argument that the phantom tag on Molina cost us a run, but even if that’s true, the game ends up 5 to 2 instead of 5 to 1. You have to score runs, and against Oswalt, our guys were paralyzed. On a final note, I was happy to see Houston get things stuck back in their face when they started celebrating in the 7th inning of game 5. But tonight, they were all business. They knew that no lead was safe, and they made the most of every opportunity. Tonight, the best team won — and even if the Cardinals were better all year up to this point, it didn’t matter when they needed to show it most. I felt that if the Cards could win game 6, it was over — they would win game 7, too. But, they couldn’t pull it off. Hats off to Houston, and here’s hoping they play the Chisox just as hard.

Looking forward to next year’s NLCS against the Cardinals once again!! Hats off to the Cards!! ASTROS WIN THE PENNANT!!!!! ASTROS WIN THE PENNANT!!!!! Off to Academy now to purchase my Astros World Series gear!!! ASTROS WIN THE PENNANT!!!!

GO ASTRO’S! I HAVE WAITED FOREVER JUST TO GET TO THE WORLD SERIES. THANKS TO ALL THE CARDINAL FANS YA’LL ARE GREAT AND REALLY LOVE YOUR TEAM AS WE DO OUR ASTRO’S. I AM PROUD TO LIVE IN HOUSTON AND WE DESERVE A TRIP TO THE WORLD SERIES. GOOD LUCK NEXT YEAR AND I HOPE YA’LL WISH US LUCK AGAINST THE SOX!
ANDREA

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