Originally posted by Yunchang:
Originally posted by Niners99:
I just dont get how the Cards keep getting so lucky in the playoffs. in 2006 they came in as the worst playoff team and won it all, and this year they came in as the worst playoff team, and are 3 wins from another ring.
It's only luck if your not a fan of the team. Just like everyone else thinks the niners are lucky. It's all about who is playIng the best when the playoffs start and it doesn't hurt that they have the best player in the game in Pujols.
winning 83 games, making the playoffs, and winning the WS, and then being 10+ out with a month to play, Braves have a historic collapse to allow you in, you make it to the WS. thats not lucky to you?
they got to the WS both times fair and square, but both the 2006 and 2011 teams had no business making the playoffs. I watched the Cards this year. they were not good. their bullpen is awful. they just represent the fact that if you can get it somehow, anyone has a chance regardless of how good you are.
In a normal year, the 06 and 11 Cards dont even make the playoffs, so i consider them lucky. twice now outside circumstances have gone extremely in their favor so they could make it.