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wrveres wrote:I agree with eftda here ..
Way to much is bieng placed on STL's Win/Loss record this season.
They have been the class of the National League for most of this century.
calling them underdogs is quite the stretch
mak1277 wrote:I think part of the national backlash is that there wasn't much that passed for true greatness in the entire postseason. To me, it's less about the Cardinals or Tigers, and more about a yearning by the average fan for something truly special.
The Cardinals deserved to win, without any argument to the contrary, but I didn't see anything in any of the playoff series that could be called greatness. It wasn't Johnson and Schilling beating the Yankees, it wasn't Kirk Gibson homering off of Eck, heck...there just weren't many moments that would make you remember where you were when you saw them.
This should take nothing away from the Cards...they're champs, end of story. I'm sure there have been dozens of series that would be similar in comparison too, so there's nothing overly unique here.
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