…when Mark McGwire would come to the plate, usually in a big-time game situation, and you knew, you just knew that Big Mac was going to hit one out?
I remember it vividly. It was almost as if McGwire made it his personal mission to make sure that everyone who saw a Cards game in person that year saw him hit a home run.
I’m having that feeling again – and this time I hate it. I have that feeling every time someone steps out of the Cards’ bullpen trying to protect a lead.
Today it was Jason Bay. I mean, ok, the inning was already bad enough when Izzy walked Eye Chart to lead off the inning. Then newly anointed Cardinal Killer ™ Ronny Paulino singled. Then Izzy threw away the bunt.
My stomach started getting butterflies – I knew it. I knew the home run was coming.