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My Own Daily Mad Dash November 7, 2013

Posted by Christine Coleman in Baseball, Goals.
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I start most mornings very early, writing about the St. Louis Cardinals at my other online home. With the baseball season having ended a week ago, however, I’m not writing about what happened during last night’s game. Instead it’s some other type of Cardinals topic.

Between the 2012 and 2013 seasons, I started writing “Throwback Thursday” posts a couple of times a month and today revived that tradition. Sometimes my friend Michael will send me a YouTube video he’s created from his own amazing collection of Cardinals games. If not, it’s always enjoyable for me to just pick some past Cardinals player, year or game and start searching away — often on YouTube — to see what I can find and then write about it. The coolest find was a video about the 1926 World Series.

Slaughter

Enos Slaughter, forever sliding and forever safe

With the disappointing outcome of this year’s World Series, I wanted to kick off this year’s Throwback Thursday with something on either the 1946 or 1967 World Series — the Cardinals won both over the Red Sox.

So I started searching for 1946, since it was first chronologically. I did know a bit about that Series, as it’s famous for Enos Slaughter of the Cardinals “mad dash” from first base to score what ultimately was the winning run in Game Seven. It’s one of the most famous plays in Cardinals history — there’s even a statue of a sliding Slaughter outside Busch Stadium.

I found a highlight video of 1946, which of course included Slaughter’s dash, plus found a fantastic photo of Slaughter, Stan Musial and two of their teammates — click to see, as it’s totally worth it. Getting the post written and published took longer than anticipated because, as usual when researching anything, I got sidetracked by the other information I was finding too. And what Cardinals fan doesn’t love reading more about the team’s history?

When I finally was done, it was time for my own mad dash — and one that occurs every morning. Because each day it’s something that gets me behind schedule. Writing, the Internet … far too often there’s some distraction. Plus I think the clock goes twice as fast between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. as it does the rest of the day, other than whatever hour I take for lunch.

So once again this morning I attempted to eat Greek yogurt and berries while drying my hair and putting my makeup on. And I did make it out the door when I needed to, thanks to this dash and all my multitasking.

Tomorrow will probably be the same thing, even though I keep vowing to myself that I’m going to do better and get things accomplished sooner and not have to be so madly crazy each and every morning.

That’s always my goal anyway. One of these days, maybe I’ll actually accomplish it.

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1. Jim OBrien - November 7, 2013

Good article.  Not sure about the info re: makeup and hairdrying.  Too much info?

>________________________________ > From: Christine Coleman >To: jimpegob@sbcglobal.net >Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2013 9:25 PM >Subject: [New post] My Own Daily Mad Dash > > > > WordPress.com >Christine Coleman posted: “I start most mornings very early, writing about the St. Louis Cardinals at my other online home. With the baseball season having ended a week ago, however, I’m not writing about what happened during last night’s game. Instead it’s some other type of Cardi” >

Christine Coleman - November 7, 2013

I didn’t think it was that detailed! But, thank you for commenting!

2. Roger Long - November 7, 2013

Very interesting, Christine. Garagiola is still around. Saw him interviewed during a Diamondback’s game this summer. Always liked him on the game of the week.

Christine Coleman - November 8, 2013

Roger, I was surprised to see he was on that team but he was a rookie and only 20 at the time (because reading more about the roster was just one of the distractions I had!)


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