Originally Posted by JayStubbs
I am assuming that you are high on meth, (being from the meth Capitol of the world) because none of this makes any sense. You clearly have no conception of what "luck" is, or what the word means.
I have plenty of Cardinal fan friends who agree with me that the Cards have been extremely lucky. If you can't admit that the Cards have been luckier than any other team these last two years, or even that luck had something to do with their success, you must either be high on meth or a troll, or both.
Meth capitol? Good one especially because Cincinnati has no problems whatsoever along with the state of Ohio (see: http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99038
). But that is besides the point, because everyone knows in sports when you lose and can't make a good argument you just insult the city.
Will you explain this "luck" to me that makes the Cardinals undeserving. Did they not win 3 games versus NL #1 teams the past two years, beat the second best NL team last year and beat the best AL team last year? (the answer is yes). This year the rule was changed, sure but rules change year to year. But the team also lost Berkman, Furcal, and starting pitchers Garcia, Westbrook, and Carpenter were all out at least one month each. How come you forget and don't note the "unluckiness" of the team to lose such pivotal pieces of their team? The reason is because the truth hurts. It sucks to see a rival thriving when it matters, but you making excuses for a team executing when it counts doesnt make the team lose.
Like I said, you can call it timely or opportunist, but the team hits and pitches for 9 innings over 5 and 7 game series. You can curse the resolve or clutchness of the team, but to say prolonged runs in baseball is purely luck shows you do not really have a grasp of what baseball really is. I'm assuming you never played the sport nor played any competitive sport at a high level if you think a professional team is lucky to win this many post season games against the top competition.
Instead of making up excuses, why don't you focus on how Walt Jocketty changed the culture of baseball in Cincinnati this millenium and brought in pieces to make them perennial contenders? If the Reds were to be more timely, I'm sure you wouldnt chalk it up to them purely being "lucky" rather you'd realize it takes the talent physically and mentally of Votto, Phillips, Bruce, Ludwick, Latos, Cueto, Chapman etc to continue to win series after series against teams with better records.