Back here in St. Louis for Game 6, but I am wishing this weather could be more like Texas! Isn’t it just amazing how every move in the World Series gets talked about? It’s the biggest stage in our sport. There is so much pressure on every pitch and every move that when something goes wrong, it becomes a major deal.
This experience has been awesome so far. It has been very cold for us working on the ESPN set in St. Louis, but overall it has been great to be around all the guys. John Kruk, Curt Schilling, Barry Larkin, Karl Ravech, Aaron Boone, and the list goes on and on with these great guys. They have a lot of fun and know a ton about baseball.
Texas was great and for the most part all of the games have been incredibly exciting. The best games are the low scoring ones, and basically that’s exactly what we have had so far. For me personally, live TV never gets easy, but I love the fact that we are doing a lot of segments with different people. I even got a chance to sit next to Boomer (Chris Berman). What a voice and a great guy. That guy can do it all. Baseball, football, it doesn’t matter.
I will continue to Tweet you guys updates and pictures here from St. Louis. I’m just very blessed that I get to be a part of the World Series. It’s time to bring out the long underwear again after we had no use for it in Dallas.
Here are a couple of pictures from the Series so far:
I’m baaaaackkkkk!!! Don’t think just because I have been out of the country I haven’t been following some baseball. I know what’s been going on in the playoffs and all over the place.
On that note, ESPN has asked me to help them out during their World Series coverage, and I gladly accepted. I’m honored and excited to work as an analyst this year along side my man John Kruk and Barry Larkin. It’s going to be a lot of fun and I guarantee lots of laughing. Make sure you tune in; you just never know what’s going to happen. I will also be on SportsCenter a couple of times, so the whole thing should be a blast. Being around baseball is what I love and it’s what I always want to be doing. This is the second best way to be around the World Series; I’m just glad they picked me and wanted me to come on board.
Congrats to all the teams that made it. The Tigers — with all their injuries — put up an amazing fight. They deserve a lot of credit with all they had to put up with. I’m not surprised about Texas because they are a very good team. I’m happy for Wash (Ron Washington) and Michael Young since he has been their leader for so long. I’m a big fan of his.
I am a little surprised at how good the Cardinals’ bullpen has been. Wow. Tony LaRussa and his staff have done a great job working those guys in. As for the Phillies, I thought they would have moved past St. Louis with their pitching, but it wasn’t meant to be.
New teams and new cities getting excited about their teams is a good thing for baseball. If the Cubs pull off that deal for Theo Epstein, it would be awesome for them. The city of Chicago would definitely appreciate it, and he has a great history of winning, as we all know.
Also, I want to say great job by A.J. Pierzynski and Tito (Terry Francona) on FOX. They are doing a great job working with a great staff. Don’t think I forgot about Spain either. What an amazing time, but you guys have probably heard enough about that! See you at the World Series. I’ll be the guy in the nice suit (haha). Let’s hope it goes seven games. Why not? I’m torn because I was an American League guy, but now for less than a month I am a National League guy.
Who do you think will win? That’s why they play the games. Feels good to be back in the U.S.!