I didn’t know Thursday featured a full-moon, until now.
The Phillies-Cardinals game featured an appearance from an unknown fan, streaking across Busch Stadium last night.
AP photojournalist Jeff Roberson captured the streaker running across the field. Whether he is a Cards or Phils fan is yet to be determined (not that the writing staff here really cares).
He was quickly subdued by security and escorted off the field. The streaker was fortunate enough that security decided not to use tasers to subdue him. He might be so lucky next time, if there is a next time.
I have loved sports all my life, and baseball happens to be my favorite.
I have collected memorabilia all my life and this doesn’t seem to fit in to that model. It’s not a Griffey Jr. rookie card, or a trifold of Christy Matthewson, or the most notable collectable of all-time, Honus Wagner T206 tobacco card. It’s a game-worn jersey of arguably the best baseball player of all time.
There are so many things we speculate about the jersey and what Ruth may have been doing during that time. It all comes with the $4 million price tag. Some see it as an overpriced piece of clothing. I see it as something different. More than a piece of clothing or a collectible.
I see the jersey as a work of art. It’s something that cannot and will not be replicated. It is an artifact of an era featuring the legends of a far-gone time. A Babe Ruth game-worn jersey is like Picasso creating a masterpiece that only happens once in a century.
The Dodgers proved why they are the team to beat in the National League. The Dodgers trailed 5-3 in the bottom of the sixth. Up until then Lohse was pitching a decent game and Cardinals relief was doing their job.
What I didn’t realize, is that giving up runs was part of the job description.
Andre Ethier hit a 3-run bomb to left-center giving the Dodgers the lead an the eventual win.