The World Series is tied at a game apiece and the World Series bash is headed back to St. Louis, thanks in great part, to Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow.
With one out in the top of the 7th inning, Matt Carpenter hit a fly ball to short left field, and that’s when the party began. After the throw from left fielder Jonny Gomes got away from Red Sox catcher Jarrod “Mylastnameiswaytoolongandneedstobeabbreviated-Saltalamacchia”, then Breslow, backing up said catcher, inexplicably pauses to gift wrap the ball and attempts to deliver it to the Cardinals dugout, but air mails it over the third baseman’s head and into the stands, where a very kind Bostonian native, immediately realized that it was a gift to the Cardinals, being the kind and thoughtful person that most Bostonians are, promptly pummels past the security guards and into the Cardinals dugout, and handed the ball to Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha, the eventual winning pitcher of last night’s game.
The Cardinal celebration was tainted by the news that former Texas Ranger Mike Napoli was carried out of the dugout by “Big Papi” with a horrible bout of “post traumatic 2011 world series stress syndrome”, he kept mumbling something about “Their down to their last strike”, and “They just won’t go away”.
-Amen Happy Flight
Lumpy Rutherford is the Head Sports writer for the St. Louis Toast-Dispatch. He runs the Blues Blog and is a columnist for the Rams and Cards Blogs.
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Last updated: 08/20/2014