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Since the last one was G yarded ill make a more civil one. What an awesome game, both teams should be applauded. They both played their asses off and had a bunch of guys who stepped up outta nowhere to really serve their teams well. Heres to the NLs mini dynasty, the 2006 NL Champs the St. Louis Cardinals!!!

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You can bet I'll be wearing my Cards hat tomorrow, as I have been all week. As much as I'd love to see the Tigers take the series, I want Jim Edmonds(my favorite player) to win a ring. The whole Spezio and Eckstein thing reminds me so much of the '02 Angels run, which was the best month or so I've ever had watching sports.

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That was a great game that went down to the very last at bat. There haven't been many games that were better played than that. Won. Congrats to Cards for winning the National League.

That said the Cardinals are going to get slaughtered in the World Series. I think it will be a Tigers sweep and not even a close won like last year. The World Series will show how truly far apart these two leagues are as far as talent goes.

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That was a great game that went down to the very last at bat. There haven't been many games that were better played than that. Won. Congrats to Cards for winning the National League.

That said the Cardinals are going to get slaughtered in the World Series. I think it will be a Tigers sweep and not even a close won like last year. The World Series will show how truly far apart these two leagues are as far as talent goes.

Two things to remember. Cards werent expected to even compete with the Mets, just as the Tigers werent even supposed to compete with the Yankees. I think the Foot Down throat Syndrome will continue till the last pitch this year.

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That said the Cardinals are going to get slaughtered in the World Series. I think it will be a Tigers sweep and not even a close won like last year. The World Series will show how truly far apart these two leagues are as far as talent goes.

Totally agree.

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That was some nasty stuff by the Cards' closer. That's all I can say.

His strikeout pitch to Floyd didn't seem fair, how could anyone hit that?

The craziest thing...

In spring training that guy was competing to be a starter, which he lost out to Sidney Ponson.

During Spring training he started relieving and did very well. Once it became Ponson vs. Reyes (game 4 starter) he went to work trying to make the team as a reliever.

Makes the team as a reliever. Pitches exceptional the whole year. Bumps Looper out of the setup roll.

When Izzy went down, he became the closer, and has been pretty much lights out.

Another Crazy thing...

So Taguchi who won a game with a 9th inning home run, has 19 career home runs.

So what does he do in the playoffs? 4 for 4 with 2 HRs and a Double.

Another...

Yadier Molina is only playing because he's up there with Pudge as the best defensive catchers in the game. He batted .219 in the regular season.

Playoffs he bats .350 and hits the series clinching home run, with quite a few clutch hits throughout.

Another...

Carp won no games in this series.

Suppan had as many RBIs as Albert Pujols.

What a series. I won't make a prediction at all. I'll just keep having hope even though I know its a very large hill to climb. The Tigers are good, really good. I hope everyone picks them just like they picked the Padres and the Mets. I think I like this team more as an underdog than a front-runner.

This team of retreads just might do it. Their number 2 pitcher goes down, then their closer. YOu've got Jeff Weaver (who has pitched brilliantly), Ronnie Belliard (not even on the radar as a cardinal until we heard about the trade), Preston Wilson (Waivers), Eck (arm's too weak, too small), Juan, and the ultimate retread, Chris Carpenter (Remember nobody wanted him 3 years ago.). Throw in 3 rookie relievers, a rookie in Left/off the bench, a Japanese guy nobody has heard of, The world's worst beard, a career minor leaguer, a 3b with a bum sholder, a CF with a bum everything and the best player in baseball and this team has ragtag written all over it.

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Another...

Yadier Molina is only playing because he's up there with Pudge as the best defensive catchers in the game. He batted .219 in the regular season.

Playoffs he bats .350 and hits the series clinching home run, with quite a few clutch hits throughout.

Shades of another light-hitting catcher who won the NLCS MVP in knocking off the Mets in 1999......

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Great win by the Cards, marred only by the disparaging looks I received when I whooped very loudly not once, after Molina's homer, but twice, after Wainwright struck out the final batter to clinch the pennant.

Of course, you're supposed to be quiet in an Emergency Room, but no matter. I have never heard a stadium so quiet after a pennant game as Shea. You could hear a pin drop in that cavern.

And I love it.

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That was some nasty stuff by the Cards' closer. That's all I can say.

I don't know if I'd call his stuff "nasty." He loaded the bases and was a hit away from tying the game. He saved the game, but his stuff wasn't unhitable. The last strike to Beltran was borderline, but at the same time you don't look at a pitch like that with 2 strikes and two outs. He looked like a deer in headlights. Sad to see the season end with the bat on his shoulders. I thought the ball and strike calls were, IMO, questionable on both sides of the ball throughout the series.

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