If the playoffs ARE so random, how is it that the Cardinals have three appearances, two titles in seven years? You're going to cr*p on their accomplishment each time? Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that they had the best manager in baseball, and one of the top players in the game in Albert Pujols in 2006 and 2011?
How do you explain Texas making back to back world series? What do the Giants have to do with this? Sorry, the only thing blown out of the water is any idea of you knowing anything. Because you don't.
It doesn't matter if the Cardinals "barely made it." Fact is, they've been to more world series than NY in a shorter time span. Fact: Philly made it to consecutive WS in 2008-09. Was that "random" also?
The people who can't think (like you) are the ones who try to shovel the "post season is a cr*pshoot" argument down people's throats. People like you who want to make excuses for post season poor performance.
Tell your story walking, because it's full of more garbage than a trash dump. P uta.
1. You have no proof Pujols was "jacked up." To suggest it to make a dumb argument is insulting.
2. If the Cardinals hadn't been winning those games, it wouldn't have matter what the Braves did.
3. Go back and look at the stats at 2006, 2011 for St. Louis. You'll see that they were hitting respectably with RISP and doing little things correctly. Heck in 2011, they led the NL with RISP during the regular season. And they made the world series.
4. You mention Boston. I suppose they just got "hot" in 2007, not the fact they won the AL east had nothing to do with that title?
You people need to find a new pile of manure to shovel. That one doesn't work.
These guys are doing a great job of trying to pry your eyes open, but if you don't want to there isn't much they can do to help you....
Answer this: do you believe saint Louis was better than Texas last year?
1. we have no proof a lot of these guys are jacked up, but the guys size, numbers and the fact that he played with McGwire, and the fact that nobody knows his real age....just sorta sounds like a shady individual to me. Once again, that's just my opinion, so don't hate on me for that.
2. The fact that the Braves had months with winning percentages of .607 (May), .654 (June), .593 (July), and .654 (August) shows what an aberration and choke job that they pulled off with a .333 September (9-18). After a solid April (16-10), the Cardinals then played mediocre for a winning percentage of .586 (May), .423 (June), .500 (July), and .536 (August), before pulling off the aberration and epitome of the phrase "Hot at the right time" Setpember with a .692%. You're going to tell me that the Cardinals did NOT get hot at the right time? I don't care what their stats indicated all season, they weren't winning games. The ONLY reason they made the postseason was because they played nearly .700 ball in September and the Braves won 1/3 of their games. That's the ONLY reason...I'm not denying they didn't win the games they had to, but they were hot at the right time...that's our point...
3. I don't care about them hitting respectively with RISP. From May-August, the Cards played 110 games (OVER 2/3 of a season). Their W% was .509. The other two months (April, September), their W% was .654. They got hot at the right time, I don't know what else to tell you. They were a mediocre supbar team for the majority of the season. As for 2006, don't even get me started. That team won 83 games. In April and May of that season, they had W% of .680 and .607. for a combined % of .642. From June-September, they had W% of .360 (June), .577 (July), .464 (August), .413 (September). that is just awful. That's a combined W% of .444 out of 108 games (2/3 of the season). So this team played .360 in June, .577 in July, .464 in August, and .413 in September, and you don't think they got hot at the right time? They backed into the playoffs getting worst each month from June on, and got hot at the right time. You're making our points for us. I don't care how good they were with RISP, because they obviously weren't beating anybody.
4. Boston got hot in 2004. In 2007, they were probably the best team in baseball. The Rockies were the hottest team, riding that 21 wins out of 22 games into the World Series and got emberassed by a better team. The perfect example is the Rockies of a team who got hot, but perhaps got hot too soon in September (Although without getting hot that soon, they wouldn't have been there). Boston was a fantastic team that season. I said in 2004, they got hot at the right time. They lost game 3 19-8 and were losing in the 9th of Game 4....LOL...I'd say they got hot at the RIGHT EXACT moment, to be honest...And then they spanked your Cards that you have boner over...
Am I still wrong?
Abbott and Costello: NIAGARA FALLS
Slowly I walked step by step
"Am I still wrong?"
I sure hope so. Lol....
I'll be honest. I understand why you made this thread. Everyone see's it also. I know we have major holes in our team. Every team has holes though. The Yanks are better than the Orioles and Rays though. If our teams were both healthy over 162 games, no injuries, the Yanks would probably still be 10 games up. There's a few games in the past month they would have won had Alex or Tex been there, or even Gardner. Just having Pettitte probably makes a difference of 2 or 3 wins in itself...I'm not sure if the Rays have had an injury besides Longoria....which, when he was out, they were 43-44 (thats 87 games). The Yanks have been barely under .500 for HALF of that span (with many, many more injuries than JUST A Rod.). You take ONE player away from the Rays, and they aren't a .500 team for MORE than half the season. The Yanks have lost Mo (for 5 months), Sabathia (for 15 days, twice), A Rod (for 5 weeks), Gardner (for 150 games), Robertson (for a month), Pettitte (for 3 months), Tex (for 2 weeks), Grandy (for a couple games right now), and Nova (for 2 weeks). And we are STILL in front of those teams. It might be ugly, but look what it's taken for those 2 teams to catch us. And technically, they still haven't. Rays have Price, Shields, Hellickson, Moore. They have Jennings, Upton, Zobrist, Keppinger, Pena, and all of their guys. They have their bullpen. AND THEY STILL HAVEN'T CAUGHT US!!!! That should say a lot. I'm hoping as we get our guys back, we start relaxing and finding a groove. Once again, I repeat, I hope you're wrong, and I think you hope you're wrong too....