I think I have to write it down to believe it.
The St. Louis Cardinals are the 2006 World Champions!
What a game! What a series! Man, do I wish I was in St. Louis and partying on the hurricane-red-soaked cobblestone streets of Laclede’s Landing. Go Crazy, Folks. Go freakin’ crazy.
I do want to take a moment to congratulate the Tigers on a terrific year. I am sure they will be right back in the hunt next season. I think they were just not quite ready for the pressure of the world series. Our poise came from our past playoff experience. I really think that made the difference.
You could tell from the first game of the division series that this team just really wanted it. They were going to do whatever it took to win, and they weren’t going to give up. If the opponent got a run in their half of the inning, they’d come right back and tie it in their own half. Everyone on the team contributed and raised their game. Pitchers who looked mortal during the season became world beaters. A catcher who batted .216 became the NLCS MVP. Fans started wearing fake red soul patches in honor of a bench player who came up big. Everyone said that Pujols carried the team, and for a lot of the year he did, but we won this series without Albert really being a factor. And we did it with the shortest MVP in world series history!
There’s a lot more to say, but for now it’s just time for Cardinal Nation to revel in this moment. Thanks to Tony and the fellas for an unforgettable season.