James Shields may have been given the nickname “Big Game,” but his postseason track record over the last few seasons – especially this year – suggests it’s a bit inaccurate.
Despite your monolithic love for the Cardinals, no one was rooting for the Redbirds more than I was. Not only as a Yankees fan, but as a native New Yorker imbued with an epic allergy to all things New England, I am biologically skewed against the Red Sox.
In one of the most exciting World Series games of all-time, the St. Louis Cardinals, down to their final strike in both the ninth and 10th innings, forced a decisive Game 7 when David Freese capped a game for the ages with a walk-off home run to center field.
Professional athletes often purport that they play for their team’s faithful fan base, above all else. And almost as frequently, for right or for wrong, someone will sigh in response.