St. Louis Cardinals Are Not Boring
With all due respect to St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak but the St. Louis Cardinals are not boring.
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The general manager was quoted by Bob Nightengale in a recent USA Today column as saying that the Cardinals “are boring.”
The Cardinals are not the New York Yankees. Nobody expects the team to have trouble in the clubhouse during Spring Training or even the regular season. There’s no feud on the Cardinals as there has been on the Yankees roster in recent years between Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.
Adam Wainwright, I believe, has the best attitude about all this. He goes as far to compare the Cardinals to the perennial NBA championship contender, San Antonio Spurs.
"“People say we’re boring,” Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright says. “That’s fine."
"“But it’s kind of like the San Antonio Spurs, right? They just show up every year, play well, and act professionally."
"“That’s who we are."
"“We want to make news because we’re winning, not because we’re the loudest or act a certain way.”"
The Cardinals just go about their business by winning games and I’m fine with that. If it means being referred to as boring, who the heck cares?
The Cardinals have been to the NLCS in four consecutive seasons, winning the World Series in 2011 and falling to the Boston Red Sox in 2013.
When it comes to the St. Louis Cardinals, there is a winning tradition. The players get it. They know that, ultimately, it’s World Series or Bust every season. They know what winning means to everybody in Cardinals Nation.
Matt Carpenter, Yadier Molina, and Matt Holliday get it. According to Nightengale, all three of them are amongst the first to send a welcome text message to any players that the Cardinals acquire by trade or free agency.