Epic ending to Game 6 a fitting prelude
ST. LOUIS -- The difference between ecstasy and agony, hurrah and heartbreak, could be measured in the few feet, inches maybe, separating Nelson Cruz's awkwardly outstretched glove from David Freese's life-preserving line drive.That's when Game 6 became Game 6. That's when a game that was entertaining, if a bit unsightly, began to take on truly epic qualities. And everything that happened from that moment forward was unfathomably awesome. "I think," Cruz would say after it ended, "if you tell somebody about this game, they would not believe you." No, you had to see it to believe it. Had to watch the Cardinals picking themselves up off the mat with that two-run Freese triple to deny -- momentarily, at minimum -- the Rangers their first World Series title. Had to understand Josh Hamilton's breathtaking backstory and obvious ailment to fully appreciate the heroics of his homer in the 10th.
|"If I don't tell you that's the best game I've played [in], I'm lying to you."|
|-- Albert Pujols|
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