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Jack Kelly from Thoughts About Cardinals asks:
If you were dropped on planet Earth an expert on baseball but with no favorite team, what team would you most enjoy watching? Would it be the Cardinals or would it be another team and why?
As I believe someone mentioned already earlier, it would probably depend on *where* I was dropped on the earth. Obviously I’ve got little to go on, since my loyalties developed young and I only lived around St. Louis growing up, but sports are a very locally driven thing.
That being said, I could see myself being a Rayshead. I admire the Rays for their style of play and they have so much young exciting talent that I would enjoy watching develop and grow into a perennial contender (as the Rays should do fairly easily).
I also admire members of the management team of the Rays – Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon specifically – and believe that despite the small market locale, the Rays have some smart folks working for them now and are on the right track to being a model organization.
So what’re the chances that the Cards can lure Maddon away when TLR calls it quits?