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can these mini-hollidays play first base? (i am only sort of kidding)
can these mini-hollidays play first base? (i am only sort of kidding)
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'Twas the day of the postseason and all through St. Lou
The city was humming; there is so much to do!
Pirates defeated by Giants, Royals bested the A's.
And it happened so quickly, just a matter of days.

The children of St. Louis open their school books
But they think not of school work, just Wainwright hooks.
Holliday, Carp, Adams - a triple Matt Attack
And Descalso at shortstop - WAIT TAKE THAT BACK!

Peralta mans shortstop, in center patrols Jay
Unless, somehow, Peter Bourjos gets to play.
Yadi behind the plate, for pitches must be caught
So remember no stealing for THOU SHALT NOT.

You can tell it is October, because the autumn chills blows,
Busch Stadium's rocking, and the champagne flows.
This time of year, baseball just seems right
As the game plays on into the dark, chilly night.

Appreciate these times, for they are a rare treat
Some teams know only the agony of defeat.
The day is upon us, the postseason is here!
Only one verse more, I swear, don't fear.

The Cards in the postseason, how good does that feel?
I feel like puking. It is almost here, almost real.
So let's end this poem, there is only one true way:
It is October in St. Louis and there is baseball to play.

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what else is going on in baseball...

what the cardinals are up to...
  • A look at the sights and sounds of yesterday's workout. - Burst
  • October is Trevor Rosenthal's month. - Rob Rains
  • Michael Wacha could be an x-factor for the Cards. - MLB
  • So much handsome.
  • Wainwright is ready for Kershaw. Yeah! - MLB
  • Want to know which Cardinal you are? Because now you can! (Don't worry, I have already made plans to re-make this quiz). - KSDK
  • Top Five Postseason Moments, NOT A SLIDESHOW WOO! - Sports on Earth
  • Backlash to the backlash to the St. Louis backlash is not cute anymore, Deadspin. - Deadspin
    the nl central

    the los angeles dodgers
    • Hyun-jin Ryu will start game three for the Dodgers. - True Blue LA
    • TBLA does a Q&A with our site manager, Ben Humphrey. - True Blue LA
    • A look at Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher in baseball. - Viva el Birdos
    • Aaron and David have been doing a live discussion for us all week. Check it out here! - Viva el Birdos
    • Fink does this excellent preview. - Viva el Birdos
    • An unbiased preview, probably. - SBNation
    viva el stuff...

    • Some great fanposts this week! Check them out!
      pieper loves Pete Kozma. Here is why. -
      Viva el Birdos
      Buddassuperlongusername38 write about his favorite possible World Series matchups. - Viva el Birdos
      nathan.degraaf gives out some awards in this clever post. - Viva el Birdos
      Ben Cerutti updates us on how his projections went. - Viva el Birdos
    • This is one of my favorite things I have ever written. Check it out here. - Viva el Birdos
    • Fink writes about the at bats the won the division for the Cards. - Viva el Birdos
    • There is only one thing left to do. Drink. - Viva el Birdos

    other things...

    • The flattest states in the union, because apparently we care about this at Viva el Birdos. - National Geographic

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Wainwright. Kershaw. Tonight. 5:37 pm CST. Let's. Do. This.