Mark McGwire, who has kept a low profile other than his testimony before Congress this spring, since retiring, will be among the former Cardinals who will be in St. Louis for the final weekend at Busch Stadium.According to Sir Paul McCartney, John Lennon was always trying to top him.
Others expected to be there according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Steve Carlton; Lee Smith, Keith Hernandez, Bob Tewksbury and lefthander John Tudor.
Sir Paul McCartney insists he shared a fiercely competitive relationship with John Lennon even after the Beatles split up.Interesting comment there, Paul.
The 61-year-old rocker recalls how the pair jousted creatively in a flurry of ongoing musical one-upmanship, but he admits Lennon always managed to top him.
He says, "I remember reading that when John heard "Coming Up" he said, 'Oh bastard McCartney. I've got to write again!'
"It reminded him of the standards we both could reach. It's interesting that it was a little song like that, not particularly earth-shattering.
"It would happen to me too. I would hear something and go, 'Oh, here we go again.'
"It was like a see-saw. He'd write "Nowhere Man," so I'd have to write "Paperback Writer."
"Brian Wilson (Beach Boys) would write "Pet Sounds," so I'd have to get the "Sergeant Pepper" concept, then John would have to write "A Day in the Life" to top us all!"
Albert Pujols needs to hit his 200th home run to tie Eddie Matthews as the 2nd youngest to 200.
Curt Schilling starts tonight for the Red Sox.