George Steinbrenner wrote:
I'm glad the Pirates got some taste of the playoffs. There should be no shame in getting this far and not winning. The Pirates worked hard to get where they got. They should be proud of that.
As much as you have to give the Cards kudos for being a model of consistency, I am disappointed we will see them yet again in the NLCS. It just further precipitates my theory that the NBA and MLB are a waste of time because 95% of the time, it is the same handful of teams at the end.