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Who are you rooting for in World Series
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Had a debate with a friend over which team the majority of Pirates fans are rooting for in the World Series, so I am just curious.


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Even though the Cardinals beat the Pirates, I'm rooting for them. And, the reasons are: the Cards represent the NL Central and they were the team that eliminated the Bucs.

I like Boston. I'd be pulling for the Red Sox but for the reasons mentioned I want the Cards to win...and only for the reasons mentioned.

Having said that, I do like certain Cardinal players like Carpenter and definitely Michael Wacha (even though Wacha beat the Bucs!)...

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Josh, Welcome to the board. Unfortunately, our polls on the site don't work. But as you can see, people answer in the thread.

Cards.

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Neither. Missed the controversial call last night while watching Axs tv...Oh well..I do like Matt Carpenter though because he doesn't wear batting gloves.... 8-) 8-) 8-)


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My vote was for the Cardinals for the sole reason that they are much like the Steelers of MLB. Small market (though they can still afford a pretty large payroll), yet loyal and huge fan base, and they consistently produce talent from within. The only draw back with the Cardinals is my hatred for La Russa.

Boston (along with the Yanks, Dodgers, Braves, and Angels) epitomize the inequality of baseball with their attempts to buy championships through free agency.

For the record, my friend is a Reds fan, and thought most would be rooting for the Red Sox as I am sure most Reds fans are.


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Cards without a doubt. I have no respect for fans of Boston teams. They are the most irrational, loud, ignorant, and arrogant fans in the world. Last night was fantastic. They deserve to lose in the most painful way possible.

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Cards.

Since it has been a loooong while since I've had the privilege of rooting for the Pirates in the WS, I always root for the non-DH league. Same's true for the All Star game, though I never watch it anymore.


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I'm pulling for the Red Sox. Cardinals have had so much good fortune that past few years that they completely annoy me. Winning a World Series with an 83 win team in 06. Down to the final strike on multiple occasions in 2011 WS and pulling out an improbable win. Two straight postseasons having controversial calls on very odd/rare plays go their way. Winning a division in large part because one of the best left fielders in baseball dropped a can of corn in the 9th inning. Having an absurdly high batting average with RISP. This franchise has had just way too much good fortune for me to stomach them any longer.


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Cards without a doubt. I have no respect for fans of Boston teams. They are the most irrational, loud, ignorant, and arrogant fans in the world. Last night was fantastic. They deserve to lose in the most painful way possible.


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Cardinals.

Love that Farrell f'ed up the double switch. Welcome to real baseball.

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I'm rooting for the Cards.

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BoSox.

Farrell got major sympathy points last night by playing the more singles defense in the 9th. I don't think Matheny would even do that.

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JoshPelini wrote:
My vote was for the Cardinals for the sole reason that they are much like the Steelers of MLB. Small market (though they can still afford a pretty large payroll), yet loyal and huge fan base, and they consistently produce talent from within. The only draw back with the Cardinals is my hatred for La Russa.

Boston (along with the Yanks, Dodgers, Braves, and Angels) epitomize the inequality of baseball with their attempts to buy championships through free agency.

For the record, my friend is a Reds fan, and thought most would be rooting for the Red Sox as I am sure most Reds fans are.

The Cards do not have a small market, they have a huge market, dating from the days when they were the most southern and most western team in baseball. Half of Illinois is Cardinal territory, despite the presence of the Cubs and White Sox. They have tons of fans in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, fans across the south, most of the midwest, heck, a good bit of the middle of the continental U.S. is Cardinal country. That didn't mean a lot back in the days when attendance determined revenue, but these days it's television that rules the roost, and the Cards have TV or radio affiliates in at least nine states. St. Louis may be a small market, but the Cardinals are a big market team.

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Yeah and that's what sucks for the Pirates. With revenue sharing there's not a whole lot of impact from tickets and merchandise. It's all about the TV deal with it comes to differentiating teams and with the Pirates in a small city with a bunch of teams in relatively close proximity, we just won't get the mega deals like you see LA, New York, or Philly giving out.

It's not insurmountable, but definitely is annoying.

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Steelers and Pens...........Baseball season ended a few weeks ago


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Steelers and Pens...........Baseball season ended a few weeks ago

Football season ended today, if you're a Steeler fan.

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The voting button doesn't seem to be working for me so I will vote here. Red Sox for me.

I have explained my loathing of the Cards several times on different threads so I won't bore everyone here again with those rants. Suffice it to say, I generally will root for the NL team in the WS except when the following are the NL reps:

1. Braves
1(a) Cards
2 Mets

Perhaps to add to my arsenal of Cards hate is the fact that they are forcing me to root for the Red Sox!


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Red Sox. I'm sick of hearing of "the Cardinal Way" and their arrogance that only St. Louis knows how to develop players. I'd also love to see the Red Sox win at Fenway since they haven't done that since 1918! I was at Fenway in April, and love the old ballpark.


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My choice is not available - Pirates or Rays

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