Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Obama honors World Series champions

According to Obama, the St. Louis Cardinals are the "greatest comeback team in the history of baseball." This is because of their thrilling, late-season run into the playoffs and seven game triumph in the World Series last year. Last year, the Cardinals were 10 1/2 games back at the end of August. But, they came through to win the National league wild card on the last day of the regular season. Many people classified this as a miracle. The Cardinals trailed in each round of the playoffs, but rallied to win each series. The Cardinals were almost eliminated twice in the sixth game of the World Series, but David Freese hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning. In the end of August last year, the Cardinals were 500-to-1 underdogs. They did the unthinkable, and rallied back in one of the biggest comebacks in the history of Major League Baseball.

The minute I saw this article I wanted to blog about it. I love baseball and because of my dad, follow it on a daily basis. I remember last year watching Sportscenter and hearing the baseball analysts talk about the Cardinals. They would say that they were finished and that they should give up, but they didn't. Many people were speechless when the Cardinals ended up winning in October. President Obama described it the best, "But through skills, guts and I think the team would agree just a little bit of luck - just a touch - this team made the playoffs... And even though they trailed in each of the series that followed, they somehow had the spirit and the determination and the resolve to survive."

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1 comment:

  1. The quote from President Obama is amazing! I really liked it! So true about their comeback from last year though, no one thought they were going to make it as far as they did.