Even though the St. Louis Cardinals broke my heart by beating the Brewers in the playoffs, I find myself wanting them to win the World Series. Not too long ago, the Cardinals were written off, 10 games back, with no hope for the wild card even. But here they are in the World Series. On paper, they are supposed to lose to the Texas Rangers–a team I also liked, especially last year in the series–but they have been defying whatever’s on paper with incredible clutch performances. Chris Carpenter shutting down the Philadelphia Phillies, no less! Albert Pujols batting close to .500! And then the other performances all the way through the batting order! And the manager Tony la Russa, said to be playing chess while all of the other managers are playing checkers!
What is your analysis, prognosis, and prediction?