Game 28 and Mad Bum Slays Wainwright

Bert couldn't get enough of this reuben

Bert couldn’t get enough of this reuben

This carver loves his job and makes a good sandwich

This carver loves his job and makes a good sandwich

We saw this sandwich stand and this carver was so friendly we had to try his sandwich. I had turkey with havarti and tomato basil mayo, chips, and slaw. Bert opted for the reuben. The $12.95 price seems high until you realize it is a great meal for two. Next to me was an enthusiastic Cards fan who had flown in from Vegas to see the game. He told me to mention that the beer he got was warm, so either don’t get a draft in the club and hour prior to the game, or get one in a bottle that has been refrigerated. We talked about how great Wainwright was. I had resigned myself to a difficult win for Madison. It was raining and the field was tarped. Showers were predicted at 8 so we were worried about another suspended game.

Big, beautiful Old Glory on display

Big, beautiful Old Glory on display

I have to ask myself, what happened to the ceremonial 1st pitch. I can’t tell you how many pregame “1st pitches” there were last night, but there were too many. Bring back the days when the 1st pitch really meant something. The game began with God Bless America, and the Star Spangled Banner, and then Pagan got things started for the Giants. Mad Bum got the 1st started with 3 K’s and never looked back.

On a side note we had to move seats in the 3rd inning because Bert let me try to locate the seats. I can get lost in a paper sack, and managed to sit in seat 16 in our row and Bert followed. When we did move to seat 1,2 in row 2 sec 245 they were great seats except that we had two old guys, who must have been linebackers in their younger days, in front of us.

All world series years a top the Cards dugout

All world series years a top the Cards dugout

There wasn’t much to say about the game except Mad Bum was on fire and the starting Giants all got on base except Crawford. I wish we could save some of those hits for a game when we need them. After the game we met several Giants fans and of note was one from KC who had seen us on Kruk and Kuips broadcast. He was with several friendly Cards fans and said he would see us again in KC. The Cards fans wanted us to feel welcome, and I will say we did.

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