I guess this is a bit late, but better late than never right?
Anyway, the Cardinals won Game 7 last night to earn their 11th WS Title and their first since ’06. To be honest, I had no favorite in this series. I was watching as a baseball fan, not as a Cards/Rangers fan. In my opinion, that’s the best way to watch playoffs(unless your team happens to be in the playoffs). Albert Pujols, Chris Carpenter, and Allen Craig led their team to victory in this postseason. But the real leader of this team was David Freese. Freese became only the 6th player to be the NLCS MVP and the WS MVP in the same year. He “Put the team on his back“, as demetryjames86 said on Youtube.
The Rangers just weren’t able to get it done this year. Now that I’m remembering, they were in the WS last year too! And they lost! I’m a bit disappointing they came up short both years, and to be honest I thought they should’ve beat SF last year. I felt that they were the better team, but in sports the better team does not always win. Maybe next year (for the 3rd year in a row).
Till tomorrow (NFL Picks!),
Last night’s Game 1 was a chess match between the two managers: Tony La Russa and Ron Washington. Which team would emerge victorious to take a 1-0 lead in the Series? I thought the Rangers would win, but it was the Cardinals prevailing by a score of 3-2. La Russa made all the right managing moves, including putting Allen Craig (who?) to pinch hit for Chris Carpeter. In that AB, Craig got the game-winning single, although it was in the 6th inning. Tony’s riding the hot hand and his team is benefiting greatly from his managerial decisions.
This World Series brings up an interesting predicament: will Albert Pujols be back next year? If the Cardinals win the World Series, I’ll say yes. However, if they come up short, especially after taking a 1-0 lead, I don’t think he’ll resign. He’ll think that even with him on this team, they aren’t good enough to win a World Series. Well, I’m off to school, hopefully when I come back I can write a bit more.
Yesterday, the St. Louis Cards released the MRI and CT scan results of their All-Universe player Albert Pujols. The results showed that he has “a non-displaced fracture of the left radius bone” (Courtesy ESPN.com) The timetable for this injury is 4-6 weeks. This is a huge blow to the Cards because he’s very consistent, and his average has been on the rise ever since Opening Day. However, I think the Cards are a good-enough team to put this injury to the side, focus on the game, and at least play .500 ball till Pujols comes back around late July/early August.