Sunday, August 09, 2009
A Grand Day
It was a baseball day...not real baseball, Kansas City Royals Baseball. (OK, that was kinda mean, but Royals fans understand.) I was really glad to see that Greinke was pitching for the Royals. He got off to a rocky start but really settled down after the Royals put a couple of runs on the scoreboard and seemed to get stronger as the game went on.
The Royals managed an uncharacteristic 17 hits and won the game (also uncharacteristic). Even while we were watching the Royals' game, we were keeping an eye on the scoreboard and the Cardinal game in Pittsburgh. So we knew when Albert came up with the bases loaded.
Even though Albert was 0 for... the day and had left a couple of runners on base, you just don't pitch to this guy with the bases jammed. Give up the one run and walk him! Take your chances with the next guy...even if it is Matt Holliday. For the record, I'd like to see them pitch to Albert. But I don't understand why they do. Albert Pujols is batting .800 this season when the bases are loaded. He is 8 for 10 with 5 (count 'em...5) grand slams and 27 RBIs.
So Adam Wainwright got his 13th win and the Cardinals are looking for the sweep today.
On the way to Kansas City, we stopped at Perry Foster's BBQ in Warrensburg. Perry Foster's doesn't have a website of their own but there are plenty of comments about the food. Just Google Perry Foster's BBQ and read a few of the comments. Aaron was impressed...and full--and the boy can eat a lot of food! The place gets my recommendation. If you are ever in the area, it's worth the time to stop in. I'm looking forward to the fall revival in Holden MO because I know that I'll have at least one meal at Perry Foster's!
This afternoon will be spent with the Hopedale Baptist Church family at our summer picnic. Good folks. I'm looking forward to it.
Have a great week!