Leading off week #6 of the 2013 Quarry Unlimited set is the 2013 NL Champion, St. Louis Cardinals. Only one team took a bigger tumble in my rankings than the Cardinals and we will get to them next week. The Cardinals didn't fall because I don't like the team, although it was a bit unfair that every single rookie they brought up had an amazing year. The reason behind the Cardinals fall is a small percentage of their fanbase. Most Cardinal fans, especially bloggers, I have dealt with are really great people to know. However, there is a small group of Cardinals fans that are the most annoying group of fans this side of Boston. They are the ones that constantly show up at Rockies boards saying, "Would you guys trade Tulo for Pete Kozma and a prospect? or "You know CarGo is only good because of Coors, would you trade him for Jon Jay?" or something along those lines. That is really funny to read a couple of times, but after about twenty thousand times you just want the other team to die just so these "fans" will go away. Has there ever been a group of fans, small or large, that has made you like a team less? While you ponder, let's take a look at some Cardinals trivia.
CARDINALS TEAM TRIVIA
# of players to play in a Cardinals game (1993-2013) - 407
# of those players to have a Cardinals card (as of today) - 314
% of Cardinals players to appear on a Cardinals card - 77.1%
Big names left out - Jesse Orosco, Chris Sabo, Bobby Witt
# of new Cardinals in 2013 - 16
Total # of Cardinals in 2013 - 44
position on last year's list -- #9 = DOWN 4
Let's take a look at the first half of the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals with the team card leading the way.
I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2.
Thanx for reading.