A cool October evening in the midwest. Thousands of fans have packed into Busch Stadium. The National Anthem had been sung. The players were jogging onto the field. But two men remained firmly entrenched in a battle of wills. Joe Kelly of the St. Louis Cardinals bravely stood at the edge of the grass, while Scott Van Slyke* of the Los Angeles Dodgers cowered in fear mere steps from the safety of his dugout. The two men would stand valiantly that day. But alas, it was the Cardinals who would stand victorious on the field at night’s end.
Ernie Hays on the organ
*Who I beat as a member of the St. Charles High School Pirates in the ’05 MSHSAA playoffs.