Found February 03, 2012 on i70baseball:
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Tony LaRussa, Albert Pujols, Dave Duncan, Joe Pettini, Jeff Luhnow, and Dave McKay.  Talk about a serious number, those six people have been a part of the St. Louis Cardinals organization for a combined 4,263 years.  And not one of them will be back with the club in 2012.  Those are just the names that pop to the top of your head when you start listing the personnel this franchise has parted with since clinching their 11th World Championship. A little less than a year ago, I wrote about how if Albert Pujols didn’t sign an extension with the Cardinals, that they’d still be just fine.  The St. Louis Cardinals have a very rich and storied history, and one person does not make or break the team by themselves–this isn’t golf.  They won before Pujols came into the fold, they’ll win now that he’s gone, and lucky for us, they won a couple times while he was in St. Louis. That’s the thing, fans, about rooting for the name on the front of the jersey before rooting for the name on the back ...
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