Jim Edmonds takes a curtain call after hitting his second home run against the Cardinals in the Cubs’ 3-2 win in 11 innings Friday at Wrigley Field. (Photo by Phil Velasquez/Chicago Tribune)

This was my favorite moment of the game. Followed closely by Jimmy’s first home run of the game and his diving catch in center field. Followed by Alfonso Soriano’s throwout of Joe Mather at home plate. Followed by the Cubs getting out Cesar Izturus on a suicide squeeze attempt. Followed by an 0-for-13 showing by Ryan Ludwick, Troy Glaus and Yadier Molina. Followed by Jeff Samardzija’s throwout of Albert Pujols attempting to steal second in the top of the 11th. Followed by Henry Blanco’s no-out, bases-loaded, game-winning  liner past short in the bottom of the 11th.

Don’t get me wrong: I actually do enjoy watching the Cardinals, and I’ll admit I root for them when they’re not playing the Cubs. And when they’re not threatening the Cubs’ lead in the NL Central. (And it’s not JUST because The Lovely is a Cards fan.)

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