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Cardinals await conclusion of ALCS as World Series will be a rematch of 2004 or 2006

Oct 18, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

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With a thorough 9-0 drubbing of the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS, the Cardinals clinched a World Series appearance for the first time since, uh, last week. At least it feels that way, anyway. They won the World Series in 2011 against the Texas Rangers in seven games.

The Cardinals are anxiously waiting for the ALCS to wrap up to find out where they’ll go and who they’ll play on Wednesday in Game 1 of the World Series. They’ll open up either in Boston or Detroit.

If it’s the Red Sox, who are up three games to two, it will be a rematch of the 2004 World Series. The Red Sox swept the Cardinals in four games, breaking the 86-year-old “Curse of the Bambino”. That World Series featured players such as Pedro Martinez, Curt Schilling, and Derek Lowe for Boston. For the Cardinals, they had Albert Pujols, Jim Edmonds, Scott Rolen, and Dan Haren. It was a long time ago.

If it’s the Tigers, it will be a rematch of the 2006 World Series, which the Cardinals took in five games. That World Series featured players such as Curtis Granderson, Magglio Ordonez, and Kenny Rogers for Detroit. The Cardinals had David Eckstein, Jeff Weaver, and Anthony Reyes. Ah, memories.

The Cardinals will have four whole days of rest, meaning they’ll be able to set up their rotation exactly the way they want. In fact, Michael Wacha would be on schedule if he were to start Game 1. It will be interesting to see in exactly which order the Cardinals line up their starters.

  1. psunick - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Cardinals = America’s Team

    • ilovekneegrows - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:38 AM

      Clearly, the Cards are a well run organization from top to bottom and a lot of franchises strive to be like them.

      But, yanno, beginning to think that deadspin article was spot-on regarding the Cardinals fan base.

    • cardslifer - Oct 19, 2013 at 2:27 AM


    • emykk - Oct 19, 2013 at 2:50 AM

      Please, for the sake of all Cardinals fans (and really, all baseball fans), shut up. You are one of the reasons that people hate Cards fans. It’s not “America’s Team” (that’s actually one thing I hate about the Patriots, thank you very much). It’s St. Louis’s team, and it’s a great team, but please stop the ‘Muricah crap. It’s embarrassing.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    2004 was a matchup of feel good stories.

    At least in St. Louis a rematch will be Good Guys vs Bad Guys. I will happily wear the bad guy uniform.

    That said….holy shit, does anyone even remember the Colorado Rockies made the World Series in 2007? What was that all about?

    • yankeepunk3000 - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:04 AM

      I believe one of their top starters was Josh Fogg. . .His ERA was in the 4s but he was like 10-0 against cy youngs or 1st place teams that year, they called him the Dragon Slayer, I dont know how but it was crazy run.

    • jcmeyer10 - Oct 19, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      I was going to school in Colorado at the time and I kept trying to tell Rockies fans it would not go so well.

  3. cabrera24 - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Americas team though ? Wow gotta be kidding

  4. jhaegs - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:16 AM

    ‘Merica’s Team!

  5. kavika6 - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Please God let it be the Tigers. I really don’t want to have to look at those hideous beards throughout the World Series.

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM

      Nothing more manly than obsessing about the appearance of other men.

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:34 AM

      Also, the red, gray and navy blue uniforms are really gauche, don’t you think?

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:35 AM

      And ohmahgod, Dustin Pedroia just shave your head already. We totes know you’re bald, kthxbye!

  6. 8man - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    No surprise. This team has very quietly been building its stake to team of the decade.

    Great baseball town, St. Louis is the gateway to the west. And once again the gateway to a title. If you can get past them.

    Go Sox!

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:43 AM

      It’s weird that a place would take pride in being the “gateway” to a better place.

      Who has ever said “Hey, forget getting on the airplane….this gate is great. Let’s just spend our vacation here”? And who decides to settle down there permanently?

      Oh….people who live in St. Louis I guess.

      “Well Jeannie, there may be something better over yonder but y’know….this is good enough for me doncha think?” “You betcha Harold.”

  7. savior72 - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    Hey buttfucker, get off the whole gateway thing. Doesn’t really apply here. Go pick up a history book if you want to know the true meaning of that.

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:11 AM

      Yeah. Reading a book about St Louis is going right on the top of my to-do list.

      Actually it is #2 under “Burn this to-do list”.

      • mscxvd - Oct 19, 2013 at 2:08 PM

        I haven’t laughed so hard in so long! thanks for this!

  8. jhaegs - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:05 AM

    He’s been buck futtered one too many times.

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:13 AM


      It’s funny because you took the obviously implied joke and turned it into an insult!

      Well done, Carrot Top!

  9. MLBlogsbig3bosox - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    Cardinals rotation: Game 1: Wainwright, Game 2: Wacha, Game 3: Kelly, Game 4: whoever Matheny feels like putting out there that day.

  10. savior72 - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    #1 on your list is jerking off in a Puig poster before you go to bed

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:28 AM

      Did you really think that was going to be clever when you typed it, then re-read it, then decided to post it?

      I think you may want to have your synapses checked. Because something is malfunctioning.

  11. jhaegs - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    Says ilovekneegrows?

  12. jhaegs - Oct 19, 2013 at 1:48 AM

    And yes, I represent the entire Cardinals fan base. Well done, sir.

    • mscxvd - Oct 19, 2013 at 2:14 PM

      are you aware of how the commenting system works? doesnt seem like your even able to figure that out…

  13. jhaegs - Oct 19, 2013 at 3:59 AM


  14. tc4306 - Oct 19, 2013 at 4:51 AM

    What a dream matchup: The insufferably smug and arrogant Red Sox against the equally insufferable and smug, “we play the game the right way Cardinals.”

    Will Brian McCann throw out the first pitch?

    Its enough to turn an baseball fan into a hockey fan.

    • mscxvd - Oct 19, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      I dont think the cards have ever really been a “we play the game the right way” kinda team. Puig just pissed them off. He tends to piss a lot of people off if you haven’t realised that yet!

  15. ddjesus - Oct 19, 2013 at 5:15 AM

    oh god, anybody but the Cardinals…

  16. thevauntedchris - Oct 19, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Sweet beards Red Sox! You guys are truly original.
    Every hockey player ever

  17. jjh1982 - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Im glad football is going on, so I don’t have to watch this lame world series

  18. janessa31888 - Oct 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Please let this WS be longer than four games, please! Last year it was such a let down (to those of us who aren’t Giants fans).

  19. sdelmonte - Oct 19, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    And of course, it would also be a rematch of either ’67 or ’68.

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