*Last Cardinals-related post for two months.
I’m a little sick of the fact that, when the Reds play the Cardinals, the story always has to be about the Cardinals’ whining. It’s tiresome, but everytime a Cardinal opens his mouth, Brandon Phillips’ comments about them being whiny is proven true.
Marty Brennaman, as he is wont to do, went on a bit of a rant about the Cardinals. If you didn’t hear it, here’s the relevant portion:
Marty B.: The grounds crew did an incredible job despite what that whiner and excuse-maker Chris Carpenter complained about the mound and the smoke after the fireworks. Travis Wood didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t.
Jim Kelch: You know, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always something when (the Cardinals) come in here.
Marty: Yeah, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the line that (Cardinals bench coach) Joe Pettini laid on the media that every time they come in here itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always something with that team. Oh really? You might be the most disliked team in baseball and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always the other team?
Marty: It was interesting Tony La RussaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s take on what happened yesterday Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ he said he had no issue at all with the pitch that Cordero threw that hit Albert Pujols in the wrist. His take was that thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no way theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to put Pujols on and have to deal with Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman. But you couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell that to Joe Pettini or catcher Gerald Laird or that infantile pitching coach Dave Duncan.
Well, of course LaRussa couldn’t miss the opportunity to whine about someone criticizing the Cardinals.
I’m so sick of the St. Louis Cardinals. I really just want to forget about them until mid-July, when the Reds play them again.