Domain Names and the World Series

This is one of those posts where I write about something that has nothing to do with domain names but make a lame effort at tying it to the industry…

I grew up in St. Louis and am a lifelong Cardinals fan. So last Friday I could hardly work. My hands were still shaking from the night before and what was perhaps the most exciting World Series game ever played, as well as excitement for Friday’s game 7.

But rewind a couple months.

This year I gave up on the Cardinals. With a month to go in the season they were 10 1/2 games out of the wild card spot.

I gave up.

With 21 games to go they were still 8 1/2 games out.

I gave up.

Then with five games left they were still 3 games out of the wild card spot. It just wasn’t meant to be.

But it was. The Cardinals made the playoffs.

At that point I believed the Cards could win the World Series. This team was on a roll. Anyone who bet against them was making a serious mistake.

They toppled the National League regular season winner Philadelphia.

Then they beat the Brewers while the TRAFFIC conference was going on in Ft. Lauderdale. A few dozen attendees were in the hotel bar but I was the only one watching and celebrating.

City Advertising and Recall Media CEO Darren Cleveland was there, though. He bet me the Rangers would win the World Series.

The series went back and forth until the Rangers pulled ahead 3 games to 2. They could win it all in St. Louis in game 6 Thursday night.

A few innings in to game 6 I believed the Cards had lost their mojo. They were dropping balls like little leaguers. At the end of the eight inning I gave up (again). I thought about sending a PayPal to Darren to settle our bet.

Then it happened.

Any baseball fan knows what happened next. It was simply one of the greatest couple comebacks in a World Series game ever.

Many, what a game. So here’s a shout out to all my Cardinal fan friends in the domainer world, including these guys:

Domain industry Cardinals fans at game 1, left to right: Patrick Carleton, Adam Strong, Mike Robertson (he’s faking to be a Cards fan. He’s from Australia), and Brian Null. I wasn’t in attendance.


  1. says

    I live a few minutes from the stadium and was fortunate to attend games 1 & 2. It was amazing. I have never seen more people downtown than I did yesterday for the parade.

  2. says

    I am from Philly and I hate it! I was at the Philly games. What a disaster. But I have been there is person for every Phillies world series win (’80 and ’08). I will be back Jan 2 for the Winter Classic that will be played in the Phillies stadium.

  3. Steve M says

    I don’t even follow baseball (too slow, not enough action, games take too many hours), but started watching game 6 in about the 3rd inning.

    Man o’ man; that was some very exciting stuff!

    Like no game I’d ever watched or read about.

    Leaving me with virtually no choice but to watch most of deciding game 7.

    If baseball was this exciting (thought: take away the pitchers raised mound) most of the time, I’ll be it would boost its popularity by at least a third.

  4. says

    Our site was already in development and our logo finalized, we already had a lot of money into something potentially that would just be an after thought if the Cardinals lost. But watching game six, holy crap! Coming back not once but twice. Just one strike away from losing the series.

    During those nail biting moments they’d cut to the crowd and you would see someone wearing a Rally Squirrel hat or whipping one around…

    I wanted the Cards to win regardless, but to have the future of the Rally Squirrel riding on it, I can’t tell you how exciting it was.

    How often do you get to combine baseball and domain development anyway?

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