11/9/2021 0 Comments
For some, the Arizona Fall League is a place to reminisce.
On October 27th, 2011, the St. Louis Cardinals were one strike away from losing the World Series in a game 6 matchup with the Texas Rangers. Then, David Freese belted a triple to right field igniting a rally which would extend the game, before hitting a walk-off homer to force a game 7, which the Cardinals would win the next day.
On October 27th, 2021, Cardinal fans at Sloan Park, spring training home of the Chicago Cubs, recalled their anxiety, disgust, and eventual bliss of watching the game.
Chris and Tina Zettek, a couple from Springfield Illinois, attended the nail biter game and were disgusted by fans leaving before the epic conclusion.
Gary Pauludette, former employee at the Cardinals' ballpark, watched the game from home and received mass texts from his grandson, who was at game.
Alex Franzen, Illinois native, watched the game from his dorm at Illinois State University and went crazy with his roommate, also a Cardinal fan.