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Thursday, March 05, 2015

‘Boring’ Cardinals know how to win

“People say we’re boring,’’ Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright says. “That’s fine.

“But it’s kind of like the San Antonio Spurs, right? They just show up every year, play well, and act professionally.

“That’s who we are.

“We want to make news because we’re winning, not because we’re the loudest or act a certain way.’‘

The Cardinals have been the most consistent team in baseball since 2011. They’ve reached the National League Championship Series four consecutive years, winning one World Series and two pennants. Since the turn of the century, they’ve had just one losing season and 11 playoff appearances.

Yet, they may be the most anonymous team in baseball, with not a single player featured in a national endorsement, let alone selling sandwiches or hair products on the air.

Come on, go ahead and bang your head against the wall to shake those brain cells, can you remember a single controversial quote by any Cardinals player in recent time?

Anything that trended on Twitter, lit up Facebook, or created national headlines?

Anyone? Anyone?

“Even if I could think of one,’’ Wainwright says, “I wouldn’t bring it back up. That would go against the curve, right?’‘

And a retort filled with potty mouth language.

 


 

 

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