October 18th, 2011
Every year after the season is over the RoughRiders are kind enough to let me escape for about 10 days and simply get away from things. For the second straight year, my wife Heather and I ventured to the east coast to visit her family in Boston and some friends I made while broadcasting in Portland, Maine in 2009.
Along with Boston and Portland, we also made it to Cape Cod, Vermont, and New Hampshire. It was great to experience the fall season out there and see some family. Plus, we got to go to my all-time favorite sea food restaurant in Hull, MA, Jake’s Seafood.
Now it’s back to the ballpark just in time for the World Series. Over the course of the last two seasons broadcasting for the RoughRiders, I’ve tried not to talk much on-air about the fact that I spent the majority of my life in St. Louis and even own a pair of seats from the old Busch Stadium (seats 16 and 17, if you’re wondering).
It’s especially hard to not sound like a Cardinals fan when the ‘Riders play the Springfield Cardinals. Well now it’s become really hard with the Redbirds taking on the Rangers. Before even the first pitch is thrown in the World Series, this matchup has already taught me how much of a Rangers fan I’ve become over the last couple of years. I’ve written about it on here and talked about it on-air, the Rangers are a class franchise top to bottom and go about things the right way. I’m sure there are some things they they and/or the fans would have liked to have seen done differently, but overall, it’s a fantastic organization to be associated with.
I’ve had some people here at the ballpark ask me who I’ll be rooting for and to be honest, I’m actually torn.
If nothing else, here’s hoping for a good series.