Over the course of the past 16 years doing commentary on air and in print, there have sadly been many mass shootings and many predictable politicized reactions.
The shootings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, however, stands out for two main reasons.
It involved race, and it was done it a church.
The Cardinals scored the first run of the game before being blanked the rest of the way in a 7-1 loss to the White Sox at Busch Stadium. Jhonny Peralta had the Cards only RBI. John Lackey gave up two runs over seven frames to take the tough loss. Down 2-1 entering the final inning, the bullpen allowed five runs to put the game out of reach. St. Louis was swept in the two-game series.