Sunday, October 29, 2006

Red October

Sorry, I was gone for a few days. What did we miss?

Holy crap, the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series?

Ah, another baseball season has come to a close and this time a truly improbable winner emerged and won in improbable ways. The Cardinals won in five games against a heavily favored team; they won with strong starting pitching coming from a rotation with only one reliable starter; they won with strong relief pitching from a pen full of rookies; they won without the mighty bat of Albert Pujols, the best hitter in baseball. The Cardinals were led by 5'7" David Eckstein, a throwback style player epitomizing all the good things about baseball: team play, hustle, and fundamentals. In a year heralded as "clean", I think it is only fitting that someone like Eckstein won the World Series MVP. Congratulations to a great city, St. Louis.

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