Re: Just saw Mike Matheny on MLB & I know what the Cardinals have!!!
I've seen alot of Cardinals bashing on this forum and am relieved to see a post where someone finally gets it...that team is filled with a bunch of winners, that don't give up and are obsessed with picking each of their teammates up. I find it ironic that such criticism of the cards exists when the reds turnaround has the Cardinals footprints all over it. Ex Cardinals General Manger that has built one of the best teams in baseball. An Ex-Cardinal, Scott Rolen, that has provided leadership and work ethic to rest of team, despite his physical woes that led to a sub-par NLDS performance. The one player that came to play from games 1 to 5 in the NLDS, Ryan Ludwick, also a former Cardinal. Absolutely nothing lucky about what happened in Game 5 of this year's NLDS and in Game 6 of last years World Series....they grined out every pitch of both of those comebacks...Two of your best players on Friday working walks rather than swinging out of their shoes to tie the game with one swing to set up a light hitting utility player and unproven rookie for the win...that is what baseball is all about and why the Cards are still playing. The Reds had a great season and the future looks bright, but I would argue just don't possess the ingredients that this group of players have that don't show up in the line score and statistics at the end of the year. C'mon Reds fans, give credit where credit is due.