Been collecting links (and a few other goodies) all day in the interest of sharing with you loyal three readers…
At the Mariners blog Lookout Landing, Jeff Sullivan recounts the Cards’ improbable comeback to win the NL Wild Card and addresses the age-old “pitching wins championships” adage.
St. Louis’ very own Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch recapped the Cardinals walking the walk, while letting the Brewers do all of the talking.
Jason Keidel at CBSNewYork.com pens a nice complimentary piece on Tony La Russa, but not before going out of his way to more or less discount the Cardinals as a lucky, out-of-their-element also-ran. Name four starters other than Pujols, Jason? Lance Berkman, you know, used to be a Yankee? Chris Carpenter, the guy who dominated Philly? Matt Holliday? And what about this guy who just won the NLCS MVP – David Freese? Wishing that there was a Championship Series MVP in New York this season, Jason?
Steve Henson of Yahoo! Sports measures the two clubs up against each other and thinks that the Rangers have an advantage, comparing position-by-position.
The Sporting News’ Stan McNeal thinks both clubs are well-suited to adapt to the other’s league’s rules regarding the designated hitter. (For once, the Cardinals are in a pretty good place with the DH. Hi Allen Craig!)
For those of you on the Twitter – Aaron Gleeman assembled a couple of “Who to follow” posts at Hardball Talk today – Cardinals and Rangers. (NOTE: Possible shameless plug here, but if you’re already reading, you’re already following. Right?)
Now for the goodies…
Maybe you’ve already seen the treasure trove of Cardinal related songs at InsideSTL.com and already know that the Cardinals are coming (tra-la, tra-la). But what is also coming are new songs, one after the other, and these dudes are getting serious.
We’ve got steady increases in production value and the lyrics keep getting tighter.
First contestant, Birds on my Bat:
Then the followup from Tretter, This Bud’s For You:
Finally, St. Louis-based rapper Vega unleashed Go Cards (Rally Song):
So now I put it to you, loyal readers – which song are you buying?