2006 WS/Season Recap

As promised here are my thoughts on the 2006 World Series Champion St.Louis Cardinals. So sit back, relax, grab a cup of your favorite beverage, and enjoy.

IT WAS BRUTAL. THEY STARTED OFF GREAT. APRIL AND MAY WERE RECORD SETTING MONTHS. ALBERT WAS JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD. THE PITCHING WAS STELLAR. IT SEAMED LIKE EVERONE WAS HITTING EXCEPT JUAN. HE REALLY SUCKED HARD CORE. MOST SAID HE WAS TRYING TOO HARD TO IMPRESS EVERYONE. I JUST THINK HE IS A BAD HITTER, HE IS WAY TO STREAKY. PLUS HE HAS THE WORST SWING IN BASEBALL. HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS CHOPPING WOOD. MOST SAY WALT’S WORST SINGING OF LAST OFFSEASON WAS JUNIOR SPIVEY SINCE HE NEVER HIT AND SPENT THE YEAR IN MEMPHIS. BUT I SAY IT WAS JUAN. EVENTHOUGH HE SAYED THE OUTFIELD ONCE JIMMY WENT DOWN. THERE IS NO WAY HE HIT WELL ENOUGH TO STAY IN THE LINEUP. .260 19HR’s& 80 RBI’s JUST DOES NOT CUT IT. HE IS A PRETTY GOOD OUTFIELDER, BUT WHEN PLAYING RIGHT FIELD, HE REGULARY TUNRS SINGLES INTO DOUBLES, AND DOUBLES INTO TRIPLES. ODD BECAUSE WHEN HE IS IN CENTER, HE SEAMS TO GET TO EVERYTHING. I REALLY HOPE THEY TRADE HIM. ESPECIALLY SINCE HE SKIPPED THE PARADE BECAUSE HE WAS POUTING THAT HE DID NOT PLAY THE LAST 3 GAMES OF THE WORLD SERIES. AND THIS TEAM DOES NOT NEED PLAYERS WHO POUT LIKE THAT, AND SHOW UP THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION LIKE THAT. HE PRETTY MUCH SLAPPED EVERYONE IN THE FACE BY SKIPPING THE PARADE. AND IF HE FEELS LIKE THAT, THEN HIT THE DOOR.

OK, SORRY TO GO OFF ON JUAN. BUT LIKE THE REGUALR SEASON DID, HE JUST PISSED ME OFF SO MUCH. OK, WHERE WAS I? OH YEAH, APRIL AND MAY ROCKED. THEN CAME JUNE. NO MONTH HURT MORE THAN JUNE. THE BOTTOM LITERALLY FELL OUT OF THE SEASON. MULDER, IZZY,ALBERT,EDMONDS,ECK,CARP ALL HURT. ACTUALLY CARP WAS HURT IN LATE MAY, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH. NO ONE KNEW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH MULDER. ALL WE KNEW WAS HE COULD NOT EXTEND HIS ARM TO GET THE PROPER EXTENSION WHEN HE THREW. AND BY THE TIME HE CAME BACK OFF THE DL, NOTHING HAD CHANGED. HE STILL COULD NOT EXTEND HIM ARM. SO MORE TESTS WERE RUN, AND FINALLY A TEAR WAS FOUND AND FIXED IN HIS SHOULDER. ENDING HIS SEASON. AND WHAT I FELT WAS OUR BEST BET AT BEATING THE METS IN THE PLAYOFFS. BECAUSE OF ALL THE LEFTYS ON THEIR TEAM, THEY COULD NOT HIT A LEFTY PITCHER. AND MULDER HAS BEEN THE BEST LEFTY IN THE GAME SINCE 2002. BIG, HUGE BLOW TO OUR WORLD SERIES WINNING HOPES.ALBERT’s INJURY WAS SCARY. THANKFULLY HE IS A QUICK HEALER AND CAME BACK. BUT HIS HOT STREAK WAS OVER. NO MORE RECORD SETTING HOME RUN&RBI PACE. FROM THEN ON HE WAS *NORMAL* PUJOLS. MEANING HE WAS SIMPLY SUPERHUMAN, NOT OUT OF THIS WORLD BATSHIT CRAZY. ECK HAD A CONCUSSION PLAYING PITTSBURGH, AND WAS NEVER RIGHT TILL AFTER HE COME BACK FROM THE DL FROM THE SAME INJURY ALBERT HAD. CARP WAS OK TOO AFTER HIS STINT. BUT EDMONDS, IZZY&MULDER WERE NEVER RIGHT. NO FANS KNEW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IZZY. AND I THINK THATS WRONG. THE DUDE’s HIP WAS KILLING HIM. HE COULD NOT LAND RIGHT,AND THAT THREW OFF ALL HIS PITCHES. ESPECIALLY HIS BREAD&BUTTER, THE CUTTER. IT LOST ALL MOVEMENT, AND JUST SPUN IN THE ZONE SCREAMING *HIT THE EFFIN CRAP OUT OF ME PLEASE!* I KNOW ATHLETES TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN PLAYING THREW PAIN. BUT HE AND MULDER REALLY HURT THIS TEAMS REGULAR SEASON BY NOT STEPPING UP SOONER AND TELLING THE TEAM THAT THEY WERE NOT RIGHT, AND COULD NO LONGER PITCH. WE ALL SAW HOW MUCH YOUNG AWesome EMBRACED THE CLOSERS ROLE. AND HOW WELL HE DID. DUDE WAS NOT UNHITTABLE, BUT HE DIDN’T BREAK WHEN THE PRESSURE WAS ON. MULDER STEPPING UP SOONER AND NOT TRYING TO REHAB WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE OF AN ISSUE. SID WAS ALLREADY DFA’ed. THE COACHING STAFF OBVIOUSLY DID NOT TRUST REYES. MARQUIS WAS TERRIABLE. SUP HAD YET TO HIT HIS STRIDE. AND THERE WAS NO PITCHING TO BE HAD ON THE TRADE MARKET BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS ASKING FOR REYES&AWesome. AND WHEN THEY FINALLY GOT DREAM WEAVER, HE WAS A WRECK,AND IT TOOK 3 MONTHS FOR DUNCAN’s MAGIC TO WORK.SO, WHAT HAPPENED? WE JUST FLAT GOT KILLED. TWO 8 GAMES LOOSING STREAKS. ONE 7 GAME LOOSING STREAK. OUR OFFENSE WAS EATHER KILLING THE BALL, OR SWINGING AND MISSING AT EVERYTHING. NO ONE COULD FIND ANY RHYTHM. SURE THERE WERE BRIGHT SPOTS. CHRIS DUNCAN CAME UP HUGE. JUAN DID HAVE A GOOD 3 MONTHS. BEFORE THE ALL-STAR BREAK SCOTTY ROLEN WAS KILLING THE BALL. AND ALBERT WAS ALBERT. PRESTON WILSON GAVE A PUSH WHEN HE SIGHNED IN LATE AUGUST. *WILD TURKEY’S FOR EVERYONE* GARY BENNETT SINGLE HANDLY WON A SERIES AGINST THE CUBS IN AUGUST TOO. BUT THATS WAS IT AS FAR AS THE OFFENSE. THE ONE BAT THEY DID GET TO HELP THE HITTING NEVER HIT. RONNIE *GANSTA LUV* BELLIARD NEVER PANNED OUT. BUT HE DID PLAY STELLAR D. HE SAVED GAME 1 AGINST THE FATHERS IN THE LDS.

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