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St. Louis Cardinals Besmirch MLB
10-29-2011

Posted on 10/28/2011 10:33:34 PM PDT by BigJohn44

October 28, 2011--The St. Louis Cardinals have won the world series in an improbable, luck-filled and quirky convergence of events.

For example, the number of dribblers Lance Berkman hit that rolled like bocci balls through the infield was exceeded only by the dribbles in Tony LaRussa's depends.

Okay, let's allow these Cardinal fan cretins a little superficial happiness for once. It has probably been years since some of these fat losers have even cracked a smile.

But the real story of the 2011 world series is that the all time villan of MLB, Tony LaRussa,a piece of human garbage and a criminal-minded coward, was somehow able to hijack the fall classic and "win" the series. He deserves NO credit whatsoever.

Tony the Pants Pisser, who would drill his own mother (with a baseball you perverts), should be banned from baseball for his prolific practice of throwing at opposing batters. And, he should have been banned years ago for condoning Mark McGwire's blatant steroid abuse.

This is a permanent stain on MLB, and LaRussa caused it.

To see this piece of garbage standing in the Cardinals'dugout with Mark McGwire, the biggest fraud in the history of the game, is an utter disgrace.

NO ONE in America wanted the Cardinals to win. Their fraudulent presence in the world series was a total disgrace.

The 2011 Fall Classic has been besmirched and will forever be marked with a black asterisk.


TOPICS: Humor; Sports
KEYWORDS: bitterbrewersfan; cardinals; larussa; mlb; stlouis; str8frommomsbasement; tempertantrum; vanity; villan; whinewhinewhine; worldseries
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To: BigJohn44
Spoken like a true loser, and Rangers' fan.

Get over it.

101 posted on 10/29/2011 3:41:53 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: trumandogz

Back in the day, before they sissified baseball, every pitcher threw at batters. Ryan, Seaver and all the rest. Beanball battles were the standard. A batter who came to the plate after a homerun learned not to dig in because chances were a fastball aimed at the neck was soon in coming. It made the game interesting.


102 posted on 10/29/2011 3:44:08 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: dfwgator
...although some sucker will offer CJ Wilson Ace money.

Now, that will probably be the Cubs.

103 posted on 10/29/2011 4:30:03 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: BigJohn44

Pathetic whinner with no class. Obviously you know nothing about baseball. If you are a Ranger’s fan, I can understand your frustration, however, the Ranger’s fans I know are not whinners and understand how tenuous this game can be. They have an outstanding team and a bright future.


104 posted on 10/29/2011 4:31:25 AM PDT by Machavelli (True God)
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To: BigJohn44

Pathetic whinner with no class. Obviously you know nothing about baseball. If you are a Ranger’s fan, I can understand your frustration, however, the Ranger’s fans I know are not whinners and understand how tenuous this game can be. They have an outstanding team and a bright future.


105 posted on 10/29/2011 4:31:39 AM PDT by Machavelli (True God)
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To: BigJohn44

Pathetic whinner with no class. Obviously you know nothing about baseball. If you are a Ranger’s fan, I can understand your frustration, however, the Ranger’s fans I know are not whinners and understand how tenuous this game can be. They have an outstanding team and a bright future.


106 posted on 10/29/2011 4:31:45 AM PDT by Machavelli (True God)
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To: BigJohn44

Kwitcha bellyachin’ - try being a Mets fan. Talk about pain!


107 posted on 10/29/2011 4:37:09 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (When is the Queen Haters reunion tour?)
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To: BigJohn44

Texans are such good sports.


108 posted on 10/29/2011 4:48:12 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Wallop the Cat

Lol!


109 posted on 10/29/2011 4:58:47 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: BigJohn44

BigJohn44 from Wisconsin,
You a disgruntled Brewer fan?

Couple years ago my family took a driving vacation to the northwest and on the way home we took in a Cards game.
Fans there were as good and informed crowd as I’ve ever seen . Cards lost and still the fans were positive, towards good play by both sides.


110 posted on 10/29/2011 5:14:30 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish))
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive

Very apparent that Ranger fans are fans about winning and Cardinal Fans are fans about Baseball.


111 posted on 10/29/2011 5:19:39 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: BigJohn44

As a Tigers fan, who was pulling for the Rangers, let me say this:

Sour grapes yield a bitter whine.


112 posted on 10/29/2011 5:25:13 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: BigJohn44
John,

I begged you not to bet all of next years beer money on the series.

.

113 posted on 10/29/2011 5:38:19 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: trumandogz
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114 posted on 10/29/2011 5:48:24 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: BigJohn44
Baseball is still going on?
It's almost November; it's football season.
115 posted on 10/29/2011 5:51:41 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: BigJohn44

Please see your health care provider for medication. Anger kills. By the way whatever team it is you support... they were NOT in the World Series. Just so your bitterness can be be both wide and deep, you can buy Cardinal World Series memorabilia at their web site.


116 posted on 10/29/2011 5:51:56 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: BigJohn44

Idiot


117 posted on 10/29/2011 6:47:59 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: BigJohn44

I live and work about three miles south of the stadium. It rained for several hours. It was an ugly night.


118 posted on 10/29/2011 6:53:13 AM PDT by MCF
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To: BigJohn44

119 posted on 10/29/2011 7:07:04 AM PDT by Huck (TAX TEA NOW==SUPPORT 9-9-9!)
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To: bkepley
It is day two of the OWS (Occupy World Series) movement.

And no one appears to disagree that Mark McGwire used performance enhancing substances, and that this is one of the biggest scandals, if not the biggest, in MLB history.

Arguably Pete Rose's gambling had less negative impact on the game than the McGwire/LaRussa cheating.

And all people can say is that the Cardinals fans are good fans? Huh? And that negates the unassailable premise that LaRussa is scum how?

120 posted on 10/29/2011 7:18:39 AM PDT by BigJohn44
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121 posted on 10/29/2011 7:26:38 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: BigJohn44

The pitcher throwin’ at the batter? Po’ widdo boy.

St. Louis has a long proud history of drilling batters. I am glad to see a pitcher use that tool again.


122 posted on 10/29/2011 7:44:30 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: decal

LOL! Punching bag.


123 posted on 10/29/2011 7:49:58 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: onyx
Just out of curiosity...why was I included in Post #73?
124 posted on 10/29/2011 8:02:13 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: BigJohn44
Just so you know, La Russa is not universally loved, even here in St Louis. A lot of Cardinal fans disagree with his "over" managerial style. Nonetheless, the record speaks for itself. Soon to be the 2nd winningest manager in the history of baseball; five pennants, three World Series championships.

As for McGwire, it's a little more complicated. Not a single team in baseball can claim they were steroid-free. That's not to excuse McGwire, but to provide context and perspective. After the '94 strike, MLB was reeling. McGwire and Sosa brought the fans back in that 1998 Home Run Derby. It wasn't just La Russa who looked the other way, it was everyone in baseball.

As for the 2011 World Series, it was simply one of the best series ever. Sure, there were errors, pitching mistakes, and epic failures. But that's the case in every series. Baseball is hardly a precision game. The Rangers are a top notch group of players, and they will be back in the WS.

125 posted on 10/29/2011 9:48:21 AM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment; BigJohn44
Neither Mark McGuire nor Tony LaRussa threw a single pitch, fielded any ball, nor swung a bat in this series. The Cardinal players, however, were as mentally tough a team as I have seen play. There were any number of times in this series and in the last two months when they could have thrown in the towel and called it quits. But that mental toughness was enough for them to overcome a more talented opponent. The Rangers should have won but they didn't despite all their chances.

John, your rant reminds me of Al Gore in 2000.

126 posted on 10/29/2011 10:06:42 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: buffaloguy

Yes drilling and dusting batters CAN be a useful tool. When pitchers are required to bat, so they can suffer the consequences of their actions. But NOT in a WS 7th game with bags loaded! And AFTER walking in a run, putting your team behind by an even greater margin. Unforgiveable.


128 posted on 10/29/2011 11:01:47 AM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... http://www.fda.gov/ucm/groups/Ming the Merciless)
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To: Sporke
My wife is a died-in-the-wool St. Louis native.

I've had the privilege of living in St. Louis for nearly a year and visiting on several occasions (hence my affinity for the Cards). People there, and Missourians in general are warm and laid back, generally unpretentious and considerate, much like Texans in many ways but with a different accent. St. Louis was more South than North from my experience there, with parts of the city subject to racial tensions.

Totally hear you about Philly and other places (Chicago?) - would your friend have been welcomed there with a Rangers jersey?

Hear you about the hurt, too. I felt exactly the same way during the Stanley Cup this past summer with the Canucks coming oh, so close, trying to get their first championship.

129 posted on 10/29/2011 1:44:47 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: BigJohn44

Memo Number One to Rangers Fan: When you’re behind withe the bases loaded in Game Seven, it’s a bad time for your pitcher to walk in a run.

Memo Number Two to Rangers Fan: When you’re even further behind in Game Seven with the bases still loaded because your pitcher screwed up Memo Number One, and you go to the bullpen to stop the hemorrhaging, it’s a really bad time for your reliever to plink the batter with his first pitch.

Season over. Thanks for playing.


130 posted on 10/29/2011 2:11:35 PM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: BigJohn44

I don’t even like the Cards but this is just stupid.


131 posted on 10/29/2011 2:18:19 PM PDT by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: RichInOC

Yep. I just said the same thing. MLB pitchers get paid big bucks for their control. Feldman’s pitch looked like it went over the edge of the plate, but the ump called it ball 4. Too close for the batter to not have taken a cut at IMHO, but he was there, not me. Still risky for Feldman to chance walking in a run, but he did. The final nail in the coffin was the hit batsman. The game was then out of reach. The Cards were better, and deserved the trophy. It’s going to take a miracle for the Rangers to three-peat and get back to the WS next year. Not many teams go the distance that many times in a row. But I don’t doubt they’ll be good next year.


132 posted on 10/29/2011 4:52:57 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... http://www.fda.gov/ucm/groups/Ming the Merciless)
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To: discostu
I don’t even like the Cards but this is just stupid.

I'll tell you what is stupid: Showering praise and respect on McGwire and LaRussa, who are perhaps the biggest cheaters ever to be involved in the game of baseball.

If Pete Rose were for some reason reinstated, and as a manager guided a team to a world series win, would that be right?

It is just not right that LaRussa is even allowed to be in the league. The cheating piece of crap should be exiled like Rose.

Apparently some Cardinal fans and other milk-toast types who think everything in MLB is nicey-nicey don't like to hear the truth.

133 posted on 10/29/2011 5:53:28 PM PDT by BigJohn44
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To: BigJohn44

They won, suck it up. it’s just baseball.


134 posted on 10/29/2011 6:05:07 PM PDT by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: discostu
They won, suck it up. it’s just baseball.

Yeah it's baseball. The National Pasttime. The Quintessentially American Game. Apple Pie, Mom, and Baseball.

All of which has been sullied by Tony LaRussa.

He's a cheater. Suck it up and deal with it.

135 posted on 10/29/2011 6:17:56 PM PDT by BigJohn44
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To: BigJohn44

A game. Just a game. Nothing quintessentially anything about it. Especially now that both NASCAR and the NFL have better ratings

You keep insisting La Russa is a cheater but there’s no facts. Heck I even googled it, all I got was the codes to his old Sega Genesis game. So it looks like you’re obsessed and ranting like a pathetic fool, and La Russa is a winner.

Get over it, get over yourself, stop acting like a dink. It’s pathetic. If you must be a fool over this do it drunkenly and out of the public eye, the way real men have always handled disappointment.


136 posted on 10/29/2011 7:22:45 PM PDT by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: discostu
In 2005, LaRussa lied, saying "I am absolutely certain that Mark earned his size and strength from hard work and a disciplined lifestyle . . . "

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/07/sports/baseball/07canseco.html

Of course, we know that McGwire later admitted to using PED's.

Jose Canseco, who has been nothing but right about PED's in baseball, said this about LaRussa's denials that he, LaRussa, did not know about McGwire's cheating:

"That's a blatant lie," Canseco said. "Tony La Russa was quoted as saying that I was using steroids back then, and I was talking about it in the clubhouse, openly. That's a blatant lie."

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4819250&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines

137 posted on 10/29/2011 7:58:06 PM PDT by BigJohn44
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To: Lexinom

“would your friend have been welcomed there with a Rangers jersey?”

In Philly, or Chicago, or NY, or SF, I think my friend would have ended up in the hospital, or dead.

I’ve been reading how bad my Rangers choked, and what a horrible series it was, but I don’t see it. Any series that goes 7 can’t be a bad one. :)


138 posted on 10/29/2011 10:37:37 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
Kwitcha bellyachin’ - try being a Mets fan. Talk about pain!

You know nothing of true baseball pain :-) Try being a Royals fan for the last 26 years.

139 posted on 10/29/2011 11:07:44 PM PDT by WrightWings (Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November...)
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To: BigJohn44

You’re really complaining about the steroid era NOW?!!?!?! That ship sailed. Where were your complaints 20 years ago when baseball first chose to not make them against the rules? Or 10 years ago when they made them against the rules but with no testing? The MLB, the PA AND the fans chose to accept the steroids for nearly 20 years. If you stuck with baseball through it then this is the bed you CHOSE to sleep in. Suck it up. The steroid era happened, you encouraged it, and now some of the big participants got another ring.


140 posted on 10/30/2011 7:42:18 AM PDT by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: BigJohn44

Let’s just say, for argument’s sake that everything you’re saying here is true.

Neither of the men were on the field. Neither of them hit the game winning homer in the bottom of the 11th, game 6. Neither of them were wearing a glove, throwing a ball, or wielding a bat in any game of the WS, that I saw.

So Larussa could have been in the dugout snorting cocaine, and doing bong hits, and McGuire shooting up heroin, but how exactly does that drive in the winning run, or out-pitch the opposing pitcher? It matters exactly zilch, zero, nada. So even if what you’re saying is true, it had NO EFFECT on the outcome of the World Series.

YOU are just a terrible, bitter, sore-loser-man. You’re acting like my three year old child. You need to go change your diaper.


141 posted on 10/30/2011 8:06:18 AM PDT by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: BigJohn44

LOL. You crack me up. Huzzah for the Cardinals!


142 posted on 11/05/2011 7:42:22 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: BigJohn44
Tonight it was announced that the Penn State board of trustees has fired Joe Paterno for failing to report to law enforcement apparently criminal conduct which occurred in the team locker room involving a prominent member of the organization.

Paterno is a disgrace, and has forever besmirched college football.

Tony LaRussa also failed to report to law enforcement apparent criminal conduct which occurred in the team locker room and involved a prominent member of the organization.

Like Paterno, LaRussa is a disgrace and has besmirched MLB forever. He should never be allowed in the HOF.

143 posted on 11/09/2011 8:26:30 PM PST by BigJohn44
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