Sick of the Giants and the Cardinals in the NLCS? Tough. They deserve to be there and we’d better get used to it.

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As a supporter of the underdog, I gotta tell ya: it’s really refreshing to see plucky, underexposed upstarts like the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants finally catch a break and make it to an National League Championship Series. We’re now guaranteed to see either the Giants or the Cards in the World Series, and that’s just the kind of feel-good story you like to see for once.

OK, enough of that. I’ll try to get over my exhaustion at having these two teams advance, once again. I mean, sure, a fifth straight year of one of these two in the World Series is less than novel, but it’s not like they cheated, lied or stole to get there. Baseball is a meritocracy most of the time and they earned it. Yes, it’s outrageously fun to wind-up overly-defensive and self-serious Cardinals fans and to watch Giants fans pretend…

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2 responses to “Sick of the Giants and the Cardinals in the NLCS? Tough. They deserve to be there and we’d better get used to it.

  1. I’ve been an N.L. fan my whole life, but I do believe I’ll be rooting for an A.L. team to win it all this year.

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  2. I hear you. I’m a Giants fan of course, but I was positive going into the playoffs it was going to be the Dodgers & Nats. Goes to show it’s not over til it’s over.

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