Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/29/11
The image of a golden trophy beamed around the world: This was Game 7 of the World Series, a 6-2 victory for the St. Louis Cardinals, the 11th championship for the most successful National League franchise. It was, in that sense, a global news event. And yet Busch Stadium brimmed with the person-to-person emotion of Senior Night in a high school gymnasium. Such is the love affair with this game, and this team, in this town. Here, they adore you for wearing the uniform. And if you win, they feel the pride of a parent whose boy was named all-county. One man understood that better than most. Guy Freese, a civil engineer from Wildwood, Mo., looked like any other Cardinals fan at the ballpark Friday night: red Cardinals hat, red Cardinals jacket, blue jeans, white New Balances. He took the light rail to the game. He remembers being excited when his son's Little League heroics were mentioned in the Post-Dispatch. This morning's newspaper will look a little different: David Freese was na...
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