Originally Posted by Tom Servo
It's an internet expression that means to get all bent out of shape.
The thing I never understood about Mike's rant is that while we were obviously raging a bit towards the Cardinals, nobody actually used the term cheater or stated outright that they were cheating (other than a link to Chris Perez saying they used some pine tar). Guilty conscience, maybe?
If anything, the Cardinals were cheating the system and devaluing the time-tested regular season by playing the "finish in second place, win the wild card and get hot at the right time" card again.
They were the second wild card (in its first year of existence, no less) who finished a distant 9 games out of first place and they were anything but a cute underdog, ala the 2010 Reds.
If there are such things as baseball gods, I imagine they were getting quite tired of the Cardinals too.