It's a good time to be a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Of course, that's more often true than not, but right now it's especially true. In fact, this is a great time to be a baseball fan.
For the first time in almost 15 years, the teams with the best regular season records are meeting in the World Series: our Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox. By all accounts, these are the best two teams in baseball.
And they both have a rich heritage behind them. This will be St. Louis' 19th trip to the fall classic, with 11 rings to show for it. Boston has played in 11 and won 7. Rich history indeed.
CBS Sports has a nice article about how this is in many ways a "true World Series." There is a lot of excitement in the baseball world over this series. It's going to be great fun. (barring an embarrassing sweep by the Sox like they did the last time we met on this stage in '04!)
But not everyone knows just how to go about celebrating and enjoying such an epic sports battle. I'm fortunate to live near the home of the Cardinals' Double A affiliate Springfield Cardinals. And the boys over there have put together this nice little video to help you prepare for and enjoy this event properly. (My favorite line just might be: "It's a proven fact that you can't enjoy major sporting events unless you're miserably full of unhealthy foods.")
So watch closely, get ready, and (after church tonight, of course) tune in and enjoy what should be a classic Fall Classic. Go Cardinals!