This is a guest article by author James Ross. Readers know James Ross as an avid golfer, but golf is not his only love. He also likes Baseball. oh. and he just happens to live in St Louis. But I am sure that that he has a well balanced view 🙂

Here is what the denizens of the Prairie Winds Golf Club had to offer:

All the guys were sitting in the clubhouse waiting for the frost to melt off the greens. The cooler evenings and clear skies pushed back the opening of the golf course in October. Their normal seven thirty tee time seemed to be pushed back an hour or so every morning to give the sunlight a chance to thaw out the grass.

The topic of discussion this morning was Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals. The third game of the 2011 World Series was over. The National League champions won by the score of 16-7 and had taken a 2-1 lead over the Texas Rangers in the Fall Classic.

“Did you see that hitting exhibition last night?” Pork Chop said as he put some cream and sugar in his coffee.

“Pujols made World Series history,” BT added.

“Is he the best player in baseball or what?” Paul asked. “I sure hope the Cardinals will sign him for next year.”

“They may not be able to afford him,” Scotty P replied.

“Hey, let’s talk about what he did last night,” Fred said as he shifted the conversation back to the single game performance of the night before. “We may have watched the greatest single game feat in the history of baseball. I know he set two World Series records.”

“And tied at least three others,” Pork Chop added.

“He’s the first player in World Series history to get a hit in four straight innings. That’s a record that will never be broken.”

“And he tied Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth to become only the third player to hit three home runs in a World Series game.”

“That’s pretty good company to keep,” Scotty P said.

“He knocked in six runners. I know that tied a record for RBI in a game.”

“And he scored four runs. That tied another one.”

“Don’t forget he had fourteen total bases with three homers and two singles,” BT said.

“That set a World Series record.”

“To do that in any baseball game is mind boggling,” Paul said, “but to do it on the biggest stage the game can provide is special.”

Fred devoured a doughnut. “I’m glad he’s getting the recognition that he deserves. Special records go to special people.”

“But you know what I heard,” Pork Chop said.


“He’s a lousy golfer.”
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Simon Barrett

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