Cocky Cardinals Fan Cam James Predicts Last Night’s Game, NLCS

Cam James The Cardinals Fan

Cocky Cardinals Fan Cam

ST. LOUIS, MO – For those of you who have forgotten already… it is still baseball season.  That being said, I am writing this just before the Cards and Pirates square off in Game 5.

But at the risk of sounding humble, over the last couple of season’s, I have been quite prophetic. Unfortunately, this Game 5 brings me to in impasse in my own prophecy.  Personally, I would love for my Cardinals to have a shot at their getting a twelfth title but I have been tooting the Pirates’ horn as World Series champs since March.  So, as to continue my prophecy, I am going to write a post game wrap up for tonight’s game before it even happens and an NLCS Preview.  For those of you who don’t care because you think its hockey season already, all I have to say is Sharks 9- Rangers 2.  Better luck next year…


What a Babe!

Game 5:
Last night wasn’t a blowout but it wasn’t exactly one for the ages.  In a series full of young talent, the veteran Adam Wainwright had the last laugh – making easy work of the Pittsburg lineup.  Rookie – and Game 2 winner – Gerrit Cole – who was masterful in St. Louis last Friday, buckled as the pressure of elimination eliminated the Pirates hopes of a World Series. Cole left the game after 4 2/3 giving up 6 hits and 3 earned. Somewhere, Babe Adams was smiling… Anyway, this would be all that Wainwright needed, as he went 8 strong; allowing 3 hits, no runs with his last out recorded being a K  of Andrew McCutchen– who sucked the whole series. Oh, and that looked eerily similar to future Met Carlos Beltran’s, just a few short years ago.  Coming in after Cole was the infamous A.J. Burnett.  Burnett pitched 3 innings of solid relief, giving up 1 run on 2 hits including a Yadier Molina home run. Final Score: Cards 4-Bucs 0.

This year the NLCS is going to be more exciting that the World Series.  The Cardinals and Dodgers are undoubtedly the two best teams in baseball and they have the luxury of playing in a league that remained untainted by the DH.  Combine that with two top-five rotations and two chess master managers in Matheny and Mattingly and you have a nail-biter of a series.

Most would assume that the Dodgers are the clear favorite considering their one two combo of Kershaw and Greinke but the city of St. Louis knows better.  The Cards beat Kershaw twice this year in two opportunities and the Cardinals hitters all have experience with Greinke – prior to his trade from Milwaukee.  The Cards lineup will have the most trouble with Ryu, as they have struggled with left-handed pitching.

don-mattinglyThe most indicative metric by which I can predict this series is the fact that I am 2 for 3 batting against Scott Van Slyke.  A long long time ago playing travel baseball, I came across this man-boy. He fanned everyone on the team but me. That is an omen…  Another indicative omen is that Don Mattingly doesn’t have a mustache.  That is a deal-breaker.  Mattingly with a lip-sweater turns the tides.  Mattingly sans lip-sweater looks like a castrated Tom SelleckCards in 7.

Now let’s see how right I am.

Different Matt, for the responsibility-shirking, Cookie, tomorrow.

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Cam James hails from Missouri and is a down-the-line St. Louis fan: Rams, Cards, Blues... Thus his occasional "Ram Rules" column. He hates Kansas basketball, lives in Denver, been a wrestler, dabbled in Ultimate Fighting and plays hardball. Oh, and he's Opie Taylor white.
  • Borat

    That was pretty close. Not.

    • Cam_James

      My prediction was little more than an error from being spot on.

  • Omar

    It was 7 years ago wben Wainright caught Beltran looking, not a few short ones. And congrats – you and your douche bag story have given us all a reason to hate anything from St. Louis.

    • Cam_James

      Is this what it feels like to be a Yankee’s fan?

      • Yankee Joe

        27 CHAMPIONSHIPS!!! END OF STORY!!!!!!!

      • Kudos, Cam.

  • Junoir Blaber

    And they say soccer is boring!!

  • AngryWard

    Great prediction, Cam. Though I really wanted Pittsburgh to advance. To answer your question, yeah, St. Louis is starting to feel a little like a Midwestern version of the Yankees. They don’t spend near as much, which is a smart thing (whew, on Pujols) but I think the public, myself included, is getting weary of seeing them back in the big games year after year. I guess I’d liken them more to a successful version of the Atlanta Braves. Congratulations… I guess. God, who the hell am I supposed to pull for in a Cards/Dodgers series… besides rain. Go A’s!

    • Pull for the Dodgers and then pull for Detroit….

      • jgclancy

        Jumped off my whiskey filled A’s bandwagon and hit your head did you O’ Bald Short One?
        GO A’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

        • AngryWard

          Not at all! Read again. Go A’s!!!

          • jgclancy

            I meant the other bald one and that “pull for Detroit ” line

  • Wisconsin Walt

    Babe Adams! lol… Made me chuckle. Horrible for us Brew Crew fans this year. Ryan Braun has set us back years. But I don’t mind the Cardinals now that Larussa is gone. They quietly do it year in and year out which proves it wasn’t him.

    • Cam_James

      Mozeilak learned from Jocketty and Jocketty has proven himself again in the Reds organization. We have had the best GM’s in baseball for a long time now. That being said LaRussa was a factor and Matheny learned from him.

      • Walt! We missed you!!! We’ll trade you Ike Davis for Ryan Braun and we’ll take on 65% of the contract!

  • Jonathan Q. Higgins

    Oh my God, Magnum!

  • Yadier Molina.

  • Phils Brother

    You like talking about yourself, don’t you? Cardinals suck.

    • Cam_James

      I think you confuse accuracy for hubris.

  • Bart Giamatti

    The Cardinals do what the Mets and Dodgers and Cubs should be doing every year. They win. They have owners with money but let baseball solid people run the team. Can you say that for the Mets and Dodgers? No. Like them or not, the Cards are a class organization.

    • You Suck

      Pete Rose says hello.

  • Red Sox Nation

    Donnie Baseball looks like a doofus. Go Sox!

  • Rex O’Rourke

    You all missed the story of the day. Joe Girardi just signed a 4 year deal to manage the 1965-1968 Yankees.

  • jgclancy

    A’s down 2-0 in the 5th but it could be worse!

    • jgclancy

      Wait–Verlander perfect so far so it is worse LOL

  • Shasky52

    I’m not impressed… I already wrote my article on the world series winner… I’ll post it the day after the world series!

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