As of last nite, the Cardinals are only one win away from another trip to the World Series. A Cards/Tigers series would be a rematch of the 1968 World Series, when the Tigers beat the Cardinals. Baseball legends were born in those days, with players like Bob Gibson, Denny McClain, Mickey Lolich and others starring.
The 2006 Cardinals have a legitimate shot at a year-end honors sweep...consider these possibilites:
MVP: Albert Pujols (or runner up)
Cy Young: Chris Carpenter (or runner up)
Rookie of the Year: Chris Duncan (or runner up)
NL Manager of the Year: Tony LaRussa (should be in the bag)
NL Champs: STL Cardinals (one win away)
World Series Champs: STL Cardinals (five wins away)
Cover of Sports Illustrated, Time Magazines: Cardinals Rookie Bullpen
Comeback Player of the Year: Jeff Weaver (in the bag?)
Post Season Clutch Personality and 2006 Fashion Statement Impresario: Scott Spezio
The Cardinals victory last nite against one of baseball's best, Tom Glavine, was the best yet. Unlikely pitching star Jeff Weaver has been lights out in post season.
The young Cardinals bullpen is showing the heart of the team and the solid leadership and excellent coaching of Tony LaRussa and Dave Duncan form the foundation for the team's success.
Who's up for a Cardinal parade down Market Street, ending at the new ballpark, say in about ten days?