I hope the Pirates will do better and I never understood how the ownership can be so brutal to thier fans when the Steelers and Penguins seem to keep thier fans happy with winning teams.
I think the Cardinals are gonna be better this year during the regular season. I'm not gonna predict a WS victory for em but they seem to be a top 3 team in the NL even without Pujols. The only thing with them is how much more can Carpenter win and will Wainright pitch well for em because if those guys do well I doubt any team in that division has a chance.
I hate to say it but I almost feel the Pirates had a fluke season and that the team was never really that good but again I dont follow em everyday either. I think they kinda quit over a bad call which put em in a tailspin the rest of the year. I just dont know if they have what it takes to win.
"(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack
"I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)