World Series champs visit Rams, Long pays homage with HR dance

Chris Chase
Shutdown Corner

The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals visited their NFL brethren Sunday, bringing the Commissioner's Trophy to the Edward Jones Dome for a pregame ceremony before the St. Louis Rams-New Orleans Saints game.

To reciprocate, Rams defensive end Chris Long paid homage to the baseball team, with a sack dance celebration that brought to mind Albert Pujols and World Series MVP David Freese. Following his first sack of Drew Brees, Long pushed away his teammates, set up in a batting stance and took a home run cut:

Long added another sack in the second half. If Saints coach Sean Payton has any questions about how to stop a big-hitter like that, he should call Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington. I'm sure there's some way to intentionally walk Long.

The presence of the Cardinals seemed to have a magical effect on the winless Rams. Early in the third quarter, the Rams and backup quarterback A.J. Feeley held a 17-0 lead over the Saints. Last week, New Orleans played another winless team and won 62-7.

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