I'm first to admit that I'm a total fair weather Cardinals fan. It's not that I follow another team or another sport until the Cards start doing well. It's just that I generally don't give a rip about sports.
My whole family is way into Mizzou football--I'm the only one who didn't graduate from MU and as I said sports in general are not my thing (unless we're talking gymnastics or figure skating and even then, only every four years). This whole state is ridiculous about the Huskers but it I can't get into it.
I have, however, been following the Cards, thanks in part to Melanie's obsessive postings. It's nice to give a little hometown shout-out and show a little hometown pride. I love St. Louis. It's a great city. I miss it. I enjoyed going to Cardinals games when I lived there -- maybe one a season, no more than that, sitting up in the cheapseats. So, yes, I am excited that they are in the series. I have watched portions of the last two games. I really hope they win.
But really all I can think about is this: Albert Pujols.