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Thursday, April 28, 2011

I Really Really Like The St. Louis Cardinals

      I predicted the Brewers to steal away the N.L. Central, but I really do like the St. Louis Cardinals. As a team, they have an awesome tradition, they've got Pujols, a sick logo, a manager with a kind of hot daughter, and a direct sponsorship from Budweiser. They're at the top of the N.L. Central right now with a 13-11 record, playing great ball. The Cards pitching staff, even without Adam Wainwright has been great, especially Kyle McLellan, who has stepped up big time and is sitting on a 3-0 record and a 2.16 ERA, pretty good for a guy converted from a reliever to a starter. Kyle Lohse has been fan-fucking-tastic for the Cardinals, especially last night, although it was against the Houston Astros. Lohse has a 1.64 ERA and a 4-1 record, it's really cool to see all the "under the radar" type of guys stepping up to replace the ace.
    Albert Pujols. Enough said? Not really, after getting off to an atypically slow start, Pujols has finally started to heat up and he's always a threat and can be a game changer in any situation. Also his last name is Poo-Holes, which makes me laugh because I'm 8 years old. Matt Holliday is being his usual self with a .429 batting average, crazy. With these two guys playing up to their usual standards, it makes the Cardinals one of the most dangerous ballclubs out there. I wouldn't go so far as to say unstoppable, because they get stopped every season, but definitely a threat to the Brewers eventual dominance of the N.L. Central. Pujols is in the midst of contract disputes, which is fucking shocking. I think I've said this before? I don't remember. Anyhow, St. Louis Cardinals- throw all the money you have at Pujols, he's always going to be worth it, and fucking with your star player is never a good idea. It leaves everyone with a bitter taste in their mouths, the fans especially. Look at the way the Texas Rangers dicked around Michael Young, everyone thought they were dicks, except the fucking idiots in Texas who don't know any better.
     The Cardinals are also one of the most storied team in baseball. They have an amazing history of players, (say what you will about Mark McGwire, but all y'all motherfuckers were psyched on him back in 1998) from Rogers Hornsby and Stan Musial to Lou Brock and Bob Gibson.How great was Stan Musial? Probably one of the greatest of all time. No, I never saw him in person, but the dude is a fucking legend, for real. They've got 10 World Series Championships, a distant second from the Yankees, but the 2nd most in the Major Leagues. They also have that whole Cardinals-Cubs rivalry, which is nice for them because it hasn't been too much competition over the last, say, 85 years or so. (Unless Henry Rowengartner becomes the ace of that staff again) Scratch that, further research has shown the Cubbies actually have beaten the Cardinals more often, 1,082-1,038. Anyhow, the Cardinals are clearly a superior team.
    The Cardinals also have one of the sickest logos in baseball, the "birds on the bat" thing is right up there with Yankee Pinstripes in terms of all time classic logos. They don't utilize they're bird logo hat enough, cause it's fucking awesome. I own two of them. The Cardinals are one of the most storied franchises in baseball, and while the Brewers are still gonna dominate the N.L. Central, the Cardinals are definitley a team to watch. I'd even go so far as to call them the Yankees of the National League. And I mean that in the best way possible, fuck Yankee haters. And Cardinal haters for that matter too.

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