Of all the players I've seen slip through the seams in Anaheim, Eckstein is probably the one I miss the most. He's a modern-day Rudy, half the size of your average player, but ten times the heart. His presence in the Angels dugout is sorely missed, and I can't help but cheer for him wherever he goes. And watching him hit those three doubles tonight was enough reason to watch a World Series starring two teams I care little about.
It makes me a bit sad seeing Eckstein and Spezio in a World Series and wearing a red uniform (a color which we stole, but boy was it the perfect color to steal!) and remembering that this isn't 2002. But I can always get my daily allowance of sour grapes watching Jeff Weaver pitch.
So, Eckstein, Spezio, Edmonds, and the rest: I hope you take this series. I hope two guys that Bill Stoneman cast off from our club find the joy of winning in St. Louis.
but I hope you guys get shelled tomorrow. At least until Larussa pulls Weaver.
I hate the fact that we're still paying him millions to do for St. Louis what he couldn't in Anaheim: Win.
In 6, of course. I just can't pick them to win tonight with Jeff Weaver on the mound.
Unless, as I said, he gets shelled and pulled early, and the Cardinals come back to win it.