I really enjoyed your story Edskin. My story isn't as interesting. I talked to my mom earlier today and told her I had this strange feeling he was going to do it sometime today, even though he hasn't hit Morris incredibly well, and even though he has struggled lately trying so hard to hit it.
By the time that AB rolled around, I thought he wasn't going to do it, as he was in a bad count (2-2). But as soon as that ball hit off the bat, I knew it was gone. I jumped so high that I hit the cord on my ceiling fan.
It is ironic - I am flying into NY/NJ Tuesday, and was going to go to all three games of the Mets series if he was still stuck on 499. I was sad for a second that I missed it, but then I realized that it was better this way, as Mets fans would have never appreciated it the way Cards fans did. I went to one of the first games after the trade at Shea, and I swear those people invented some expletives that I didn't even know existed. And there was just something magical about it being Father's Day, and how instrumental Sr was in Jr's career, that made today truly perfect. It was just a great moment, especially when the whole team came onto the field. I really enjoyed it, and will never forget it.