A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that the St Louis Cardinals were the most dominant baseball team in baseball history.
They were the first team to reach the World Series since the Baltimore Orioles in 1996.
They won their division three times and reached the World Championship in 2008.
They are now the longest-tenured team in MLB history and have won three championships.
Now, the Cardinals have a new home in St. Pete, Florida.
They just finished their season at home against the Rays.
But for some reason, I am still not 100% sold on St. Petersburg.
After all, I spent the last couple of years obsessing over the Tampa Bay Rays and Florida Marlins.
Now that the Cardinals are playing here, I want to get rid of that obsession.
I know I will.
I also know I’m going to be able to talk about St. Pigeons, so I’m sticking with that.
Let’s start with the big picture.
Louis Cardinals are the longest surviving Major League Baseball team.
They started playing in the American League in 1891, but the team was eventually absorbed into the National Association, and in 1893, the team moved to St. Lucie, Florida, where it remained until 1947.
The Cardinals then played at the University of St. Thomas in St Louis, and they went to Tampa Bay in 1946.
When the Cardinals moved to the Florida Marlins in 1948, they moved to Tampa as well, but they played at Tampa Bay before moving to St Louis.
Since they moved, the Stoupe Cardinals have won five of the last seven World Series championships.
That includes two of them.
The most recent World Series championship came in 2000, when the Stetsons swept the Oakland A’s in seven games.
The last World Series title came in 1997, when St. Peters beat the St- Louis Cardinals in six games in the World’s Series.
Pigeons are the oldest franchise in Major League baseball history, and it’s going to take a lot of years for them to get back to the glory days of their glory days.
It won’t be easy, though.
The only thing the Cardinals need is a few good seasons and a few lucky bounces in the standings.
The team has been through some rough patches in recent years.
In 2011, the club went on a six-game losing streak.
The season after that, the same thing happened again.
The year after that in 2014, the franchise went through another three-game slide, but it finally got back on track when it beat the Houston Astros in the ALCS.
After the 2015 season, St. Pigs were able to get off to a great start.
They took a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers and were then able to rally from an eight-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the NL West.
That’s when things took a turn for the worse.
The next month, the Dodgers went on their run, winning 10 straight games, and the Cardinals, who had taken the division lead, lost four straight.
This meant that the division leaders had a tough time keeping the Dodgers from making it to the World Finals.
In the end, the Cards lost the World Championships to the San Francisco Giants.
I still think they have the talent to make the playoffs this year, but I also think they’re going to have to get some luck out of the way before they get there.
This team has had a lot to play for over the years.
The history books are filled with St. Pig players.
Some of them are Hall of Famers.
Some are All-Stars.
Some have been in the majors for a long time.
Some were drafted by the Stamps.
The list goes on.
The Cards have won two pennants in St Pete and three World Series titles in St Lucie.
Now they have to find some luck to keep them on their way.
Peyton, Florida has always been a hot spot for St. Pelts.
The city is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
It is also the birthplace of one of the most iconic and well-known St. Pilts in all of baseball history: Mickey Mantle.
He was born in St Petersburg in 1915, and he spent his childhood playing in Tampa Bay and St. Paul, Minnesota.
After winning his first championship in 1947, Mantle left Tampa Bay to go to St Pete, and his son, Fred, became a St. Joe’s shortstop.
He made his way to St Petersburg to play baseball.
He then moved to Atlanta and was a part of the team that won the World War II World Series.
He later became a member of the Stampede team that made the 1964 World Series for the first time.
Mantle also made his mark in St Peters with the Stuarts, and as a player, he played on the team as well