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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

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   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.

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