The St. Louis Cardinals have lost seven games in a row. This is the longest losing streak of the season.
For Cardinals fans, the last week has not been so kind. In fact, it’s been horrible. How horrible? Fans are doing everything from changing their Twitter avatars if it means helping the team get a win.
Some fans believe that the Cardinals should bring back the Navy caps on the road. This is a good point. The gray uniforms really don’t go well with the bright red caps. Management would be wise to go back to blue. At this point, they should try anything including getting Mike Shannon behind the microphone. Because it’s a 3-city road trip, Shannon stayed back in St. Louis. Remember, Shannon opted to cut back on road games this season.
Why did the team get swept by the Atlanta Braves? Why are the Cardinals facing their first five-game sweep since losing 6 straight games while playing the then-New York Giants at the famed Polo Grounds way back in 1916? This was back when Miller Huggins was managing the Cardinals and Hall of Famer John McGraw managed the Giants. The Cardinals scored 6 runs over 6 games while allowing the Giants to score 26 runs.
The 1916 Cardinals (60-93) never got off to a good start to the season. They certainly didn’t end it well. From Saturday, September 16th to Sunday, October 1st, the HUggins-led Cardinals would lose 14 consecutive games in a row. The month of September alone saw a record of 5-24.