So this was a pretty memorable game for me. I got to the park early tonight and watched the Cards lose to the Cubs on the jumbotron, bringing the magic number down to 1. I got a foul ball (my second one, lifetime) off the bat of Xavier Paul, and later my friends and I were on the jumbotron!
So, of course, it seemed the stars were aligning for me, and the Reds were a mortal lock to win tonight as the baseball gods had fated it so. I'm still unsure how Navarro grounded out instead of somehow clubbing a majestic game-tying homer, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Ah well, such is life. It was a fun game and the crowd was awesome -- that place erupted when Arroyo tied it up. Easily the best time I've ever had during a loss.
Anyway, here's a pic of the foul ball: