ST. LOUIS -- Nobody knows how much the Cardinals will be thinking about their collapse in last year's NL Championship Series on Friday night. For the 17 returning players who watched their season sink in San Francisco, the memory of being outscored 20-1 and blowing a 3-games-to-1 lead must be difficult to erase.
But you can be certain at least one Cardinal will not be weighed down by the past. A rather important one, at that.
Michael Wacha wasn't there and says he doesn't remember if he even watched the games. He still was settling into his off-season just weeks after helping the Springfield Cardinals win the Texas League championship.
"I have no idea where I was," Wacha said Wednesday after the Dodgers' 6-4 victory that sent the NLCS back to Busch Stadium.
The way Wacha has been pitching, the Dodgers wouldn't mind if he got lost on his way to Busch for his Game 6 start. The tall Texan has won both of his postseason starts, beating the Pirates 2-1 ...