Red October Pizza: The David Freese

Adam Wainwright  | ©Dilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesWin or go home.

That’s what was on the minds of the home team St. Louis Cardinals and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates as they took the field inside Busch Stadium on Wednesday for the deciding game-5 of the Major League Baseball (MLB) National League Division Series (NLDS).

When the dust settled, my high-flyin’ Redbirds, behind a masterful pitching effort by Adam Wainwright, defeated the Bucs 6-1.

And you know what that means, right? More Cardinals’ baseball AND more Red October Pizza. I’ll continue to man the oven while my Cards move closer to a date in the World Series. Next up for the Redbirds are the Los Angeles Dodgers. Game-1 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS), in St. Louis, gets underway Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET on TBS.

David Freese | Photo ©2013 Bill Greenblatt/UPIAnd, next up in the oven? Cue the PA announcer.

“Leaping off the hot baking stone is a true Red October Pizza that always delivers when the stakes are the highest: The David Freese Redder-than-Red Tomatoes, Peppers and Mozzarella.”

Just like its namesake, called Game Six by his teammates for his previous postseason exploits, this pie just oozes the colors of the Cardinals: A thick red coat of spicy tomato sauce over the flattened dough, vine-ripened fire-engine red datterino cherry tomatoes, crunchy red bell peppers and cloud-white mozzarella di bufala cheese.

And, we’ll cheer this pie on from the plate to the palate with a few glasses of 2010 Adino Rosso Conero DOC, a Montepulciano-Sangiovese blend from Cantina Tenimenti Spinsanti in the Ancona province of the Marche region of central Italy.

PLAY BALL!  GO CARDS!  BEAT L.A.!

TPT's Borsalino & Ballcap

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