rjforlife wrote:What is so uninteresting about the Cardinals and Detroit?
The Cardinals don't have a single player on their team worth writing an article about that is interesting to anybody other than stat nerds, and the Tigers have Miguel Cabrera, who is far less interesting when he's not getting DUIs, Justin Verlander, who we can only talk about his 100 MPH fastball for so long, and Prince Fielder, who hasn't been interesting since everything about him referenced his 'estranged father'. It's a huge pile of boring. There's less charisma on those two teams combined than few other teams in the league. There's no 'story', nothing to root for if you're not invested in one of the teams already. The Cards made it without Albert Pujols? Yawn. People want superstars, any star power really, and the Cardinals have about as much of it as the Padres, despite being an excellent team. Nothing exciting like a Strasburg or a Harper or Trout, or hating the Yankees or Sox, or underdog like Baltimore or Oakland. That is why the vast majority of average baseball fans will find the matchup boring. It's a pretty similar story if it's the Giants, somehow, instead of the Cardinals, too.