Tavish wrote:What does it take to be an inspiring underdog story?
3 consecutive NL Central Titles
5 of the last 7 Central Titles
NL Pennant two years ago
The reigning NL MVP
The reigning NL Cy Young winner
After 150 games only the two NY teams had bigger leads in their division.
4 of the first 5 hitters have played in multiple All-Star games.
More playoff experience than any postseason team other than the Yankees.
Not quite the circumstances I look for in a Cinderella team.
Only won 83 games
All their best players banged up to varying degrees
A rookie and a guy who was cut loose by another team after being terrible starting series games.
A rookie closer.
Beat two heavily-favored teams to get there.
Played 7 hard games in the LCS as opposed to their opponents sweeping and taking a week off.
A cast of 'little guys' like Yadi, Eckstein, Duncan coming up big for them.
That DOES look like a cinderella story to me. You can spin it how you want.
I personally thought everyone trying to make out that the heavy favorite Tigers were the cinderella story was even worse. The Cards were clearly the underdog of the two. Hence the poll with the Rams/Patriots. To even mention that one shows how few people had faith in STL before the series.