When the 2013 World Series began Wednesday night at blustery Fenway Park little did we know what the Cardinals had planned for the viewing audience.
It was a comedic tribute to the 2004 World Series 10 years after. Mental errors and physical errors. Futility and frustration. Slapstick and silliness. A no-show of startling proportions.
The Cardinal Way?
No more like a Cardinal sin.
They went the wrong way in Game 1.
It was a real crowd pleaser for the 38345 pilgrims of Red Sox Nation who faithfully jammed into the ancient baseball grounds to see the Cardinals inspire fond memories of the ‘04 sweep. The Red Sox should have brought back Keith Foulke and Doug Mientkiewicz for the reunion.
After two innings of Game 1 the Red Sox led 5-0 and the Cardinals had made so many mistakes and looked so overwhelmed you wanted to send them back to that ‘04 hotel in Quincy without any pudding.
You could say this was a revival of the ‘04 Fall Classic … except that after being mauled and embarr...