Originally Posted by MikeThierry
EDIT: It seems like a lot of the hate towards the Cardinals comes from the TLR era. That era is finished and it's a different team now. I don't know if it's fair to hold a team accountable for players and managers that are no longer on the team anymore.
That's the thing, though: no one but a Cardinals fan would think of this Cardinals team as a non-TLR team. It's still heavily his players and bears his markings. That will go away, but it takes time. I'm not saying it's fair, it's just how fans' memories work, particularly with teams they don't follow that closely. People are going to associate Bobby Cox with the Braves for a while and that team is way younger than the Cardinals.