Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

7 villains of Cardinals postseasons

Only seven? I thought the whole world was out to get them.

So, what are the odds — if the Cardinals beat San Francisco in the NLCS — that Matt Holliday will be a “villain” to Giants fans? Pretty good, is my guess. Heck, if the Redbirds hadn’t beaten SF in ‘87, Jeff “One Flap Down” Leonard and Chili “Cow Town” would be eternal enemies to Cardinal Nation.

To be sure, there are still a few names that bring back painful memories among the Redbird faithful.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 17, 2012 at 01:20 PM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: babe ruth, cardinals, curt schilling, don denkinger, javier lopez, jeffrey leonard, matt holliday, metrodome, mickey lolich, post-season

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 17, 2012 at 02:14 PM (#4274232)
So if you had a good series against the Cardinals in the postseason, you're a "villain"? That's kinda stupid.
   2. Anonymous Observer Posted: October 17, 2012 at 02:44 PM (#4274268)
This is lame. I can't work up any ire for any these "villains". The Cardinals should have played better.
   3. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: October 17, 2012 at 02:49 PM (#4274272)
i was looking forward to seven cardinals deemed villains

i could name, oh, hmmmmm, maybe elebenteen

what a disappointment
   4. Crosseyed and Painless Posted: October 17, 2012 at 02:55 PM (#4274282)
My personal Cardinals villain is the guy who put a hex on Tigers pitchers in 2006 that made them throw balls into the outfield after fielding. And whoever it was that tripped Curtis Granderson in centerfield.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/27/sports/baseball/27tigers.html?_r=0

That was a lot of fun to go back and read!
   5. bunyon Posted: October 17, 2012 at 03:07 PM (#4274307)
But there are 25 Cardinals on the roster. How to choose?
   6. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: October 17, 2012 at 03:16 PM (#4274325)
So Tom Niedenfuer is the greatest Cardinal hero of all.
   7. McCoy Posted: October 17, 2012 at 03:20 PM (#4274340)
If you have the most WS titles in the league and have been pretty darn good the last 30 years or so can there really be a villian?
   8. spycake Posted: October 17, 2012 at 03:38 PM (#4274365)
It's a tarp!
   9. jack the seal clubber (on the sidelines of life) Posted: October 17, 2012 at 03:40 PM (#4274371)
We should have got the Vince Coleman tarp out in Game 5 to swallow the Cardinals alive. Another Rizzo screw up.
   10. cardsfanboy Posted: October 17, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4274421)
It's a tarp!


That would have been a good villain. I think most of these choices were somewhat lame. I can see Denkinger/Twins Stadium/Jimmy Fallon....beyond that, the rest as mentioned were just people having a good series. That isn't a villain. A villain is someone who does an action (see Holliday's slide) that upsets the fanbase in some reason, it helps if they also then have a good series, but that isn't really necessary.
   11. phredbird Posted: October 17, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4274610)
not gonna bother.
   12. McCoy Posted: October 17, 2012 at 06:57 PM (#4274798)
A villain is someone who takes pleasure in destroying you not someone who simply goes out and plays well. So Dennis Rodman could and would be a villain but Scottie Pippen could never be one. Michael Jordan could be a villain but got cast as the hero instead.
   13. alkeiper Posted: October 17, 2012 at 09:38 PM (#4274933)
I would've figured on Jeffrey Leonard being on the list.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Eugene Freedman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRoyals are not the future of baseball | FOX Sports
(31 - 9:50am, Oct 23)
Last: Scientist guy

NewsblogOT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(3229 - 9:47am, Oct 23)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogMartino: Michael Cuddyer is a perfect free agent fit for NY Mets, who like him
(6 - 9:45am, Oct 23)
Last: billyshears

NewsblogMcSweeneys: NEW BASEBALL STATISTICS.
(20 - 9:43am, Oct 23)
Last: fra paolo

Newsblog‘Marlins Man’ puts Miami front and center at World Series | The Miami Herald
(6 - 9:39am, Oct 23)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-23-2014
(6 - 9:30am, Oct 23)
Last: Ned Garvin: Male Prostitute

NewsblogSielski: A friend fights for ex-Phillie Dick Allen's Hall of Fame induction
(183 - 8:19am, Oct 23)
Last: BDC

NewsblogHow Wall Street Strangled the Life out of Sabermetrics | VICE Sports
(16 - 7:16am, Oct 23)
Last: Arbitol Dijaler

NewsblogCardinals proud of fourth straight NLCS appearance | cardinals.com
(66 - 7:12am, Oct 23)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogJay set for surgery — and for CF in 2015 : Sports
(6 - 6:54am, Oct 23)
Last: cv2002

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(353 - 6:27am, Oct 23)
Last: steagles

NewsblogAd Week: What Is Madeleine Albright Doing on the Wheaties Box?
(10 - 5:56am, Oct 23)
Last: CraigK

NewsblogHunter Pence responds to Royals fan signs with monster Game 1 | MLB.com
(55 - 3:53am, Oct 23)
Last: Shibal

NewsblogJerome Williams re-signs with Phils
(10 - 2:11am, Oct 23)
Last: boteman

Newsblog2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 2 OMNICHATTER
(534 - 12:25am, Oct 23)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

Page rendered in 0.2337 seconds
52 querie(s) executed