I have been behind the microphone for 10 years now. In the course of time, I have covered many elections and have seen first-hand how bruising and hurtful campaigns can be to people. None have been as difficult to watch, however, as the annexation battle in Washington--which pitted good people who care about their community against good people who care about their community.
Jon Jay was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the ninth, leading the Cardinals to a 5-4 walk-off win over the Reds last night at Busch Stadium. Jhonny Peralta homered while Pat Neshek improved to 6-and-0 in relief. The Cards trail the Brewers by two-and-a-half games.