For the 11th time: Cardinals
Posted by keithosaunders on October 29, 2011
David Freese is the new Jeter. I hate him! (kidding — he seems like a good guy) What a dream post season he had — how is he ever going to top it, or even equal it? I guess that’s a good problem to have.
I feel bad for the Rangers, and especially for their fans. What that must have feel like to have victory snatched from them in that way. I hope the Rangers have a chance to get back to the Series, but I have a feeling this is going to take a lot out of them, and let’s face it– like Verdun said, their pitching is not that good. Feliz and Ogando alone cost them the Series, but you also have to look at C.J. Wilson. Terrible job out of him! He’ll be gone anyway — good riddance. I hope he goes to the Yankees.
Chris Carpenter is indeed a great pitcher — tremendous job out of him on short rest. He seems like a miserable person, though, as does LaRussa. That’s why I really wanted the Rangers to win. The Cards have won enough — 11 Series and 18 pennants. Still, I must give it up to St Louis. What a pennant race and playoff run they had.
The Cardinals remind me a little of the 2002 Angels, another offensive-minded club They’re a team full of gamers that played gutty and hard-nosed ball. The main difference between the two being the Cards won despite their manager, whereas the Angels had a great manager in Mike Scioscia.
The thing that makes me mad is that LaRussa’s over-managing style has been vindicated and that we will see much more of the same from all too many clubs in ’12. It’s fun to watch these games in the postseason, but they are death when it comes to a mid-June A’s-Royals matchup.
So now we must say goodbye to that greatest of sports and turn our attention to football. Here in the Bay Area the fans and media are crazed with the early season success of the 49ers, who at this writing are 6-1. One of the radio hosts has them finishing at 13-3! I don’t know about that, but I do know that I am ready for some football!