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Friday, September 29, 2006

Greatest Fall in ML History

As a loyal Cardinal fan it is hard for me to watch baseball this year. They have had three 7 game losing streaks, two of those have gone on to 8 games. They had a 7 game lead in the division 9 games ago, with the ability to close out the year by winning a couple of games against Houston. Instead they go and get swept, then lose 2 of three to San Diego at home. I honestly hope they don't make the playoffs. They are an embarassment to their fans. They play with no heart and don't seem to care whether the win or lose, they will collect their paycheck either way. The ownership instead of rewarding the fans for selling out their new stadium and giving them ever increasing revenue, instead decide to remain cheap and only bring in players that other teams have dumped. They have refused to pony up and pay some money to really improve this team. The unfortunate part is the Cardinals window for getting the World Series is closing. Their minor league system is a joke and ownership will not bring in high priced free agents as they would rather site back and make a profit. Unfortunately Cardinal fans are too loyal and will come out and sell out the stadium even when the team that is put out there is a disgrace. Albert Pujols and Chris Carpenter are the only positive thing for the Cardinals this year. The rest of the team should be very disappointed with their effort and should make strides to do something next year. Good riddance Jason Marquis, Jeff Weaver and Ronnie Belliard and thanks for nothing. Good luck to the Astros in the playoffs.

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