Just in time for Halloween, I came upon a fun Tweet “liked” by good friend Tom Ackerman at KMOX.
From SB Nation, it asked Twitter users, “What’s the scariest sports story you can tell in six words?”
Some took a St. Louis Blues slant — Ackerman’s eerie entry was “The Blues are up by two” – while mine harkened back to a black moment for Cardinals fans a long time ago: “Don Denkinger’s umpiring first base.”
Another tweet, by Brian Hendricks, referenced the now-lost Rams — “Stan Kroenke just bought my team.”
LOL, as the kids say.
But it got me to thinking of all this as a Twitter Trick or Treat: Good or bad, happy or sad, which six words would you use to sum up memorable moments in St. Louis sports?
Here we go (if you have others, email me at the address below, or find my post @joeostermeier on Twitter and reply):
Jack: “Go crazy, folks; go crazy!”
Albert Pujols leaves Cards for Angels
Jones’ tackle saves Rams’ Super win
Ozzie, Willie, Vince, Jack: Whiteyball flourishes
La Russa retires after 11th Cards crown
Stan the Man plays “Ol’ Cannonball”
Bidwill moves Big Red to Arizona
Boo who? Cubs, Blackhawks, of course
Sutter fans Thomas, Birds beat Brewers
Mac’s 70th caps baseball’s comeback season
Warner-Bruce: 73 yards, Lombardi trophy
Redhead: Six decades as a Cardinal
Blues get Great One, still falter
Clemente line drive breaks Gibby’s leg
NLCS nightmare: Braves 15, Cardinals 0
Monday Night Miracle: Blues edge Flames
Waino’s big bender freezes Mets’ Beltran
Andujar’s favorite word in English: “Youneverknow”
Uh oh: Diamondback runner injures Rolen
Lou’s 3,000th hit comes after knockdown
Denkinger blinks, Orta safe at first
Vermeil retires day after Super Bowl
Shoulda woulda Cards: ’85, ’87, ‘04
Ump tosses McGwire, angering Busch crowd
Hull and Oates: Blues best ever?
Shannon: “Heh, heh, heh, big boy!”
Cardiac Cards: Hart, Dierdorf, Metcalf, Gray
It’s the salsa: Carp is cookin’
Wiz, Tony tangle over playing time
Biggest win? Big Red beat Cowboys 38-0
Series caps Busch III’s first season
“Thanks for your time this time …
… Til next time, so long” – Buck
That’s it for me, for now, but there must be others: Let me know what you can conjure.