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Rooting interest poll: Padres vs. Cardinals


Strong preference for Padres 3 votes

Mild preference for Padres 10 votes

No rooting interest 7 votes

Mild preference for Cardinals 7 votes

Strong preference for Cardinals 2 votes

Benjamin Grimm
Oct 03 2005 07:26 AM

What's your rooting interest in the Cardinals-Padres series?

smg58
Oct 03 2005 07:29 AM

Gotta go with the underdog, and I'm fairly certain that would be the Padres in this case.

metirish
Oct 03 2005 07:29 AM

I'll go with mild preference for the Padres, I really can't think of any reason to not like them, on the other hand I can think of a few reasons to dis-like St.Louis, LaRussa, Edmonds, best fans in the game bullshit...

Willets Point
Oct 03 2005 07:42 AM

I'm an underdog supporter. The Pads kind of remind me of the '73 Mets (except that was before I was born so I don't really remember) and it would be great if they could make a run. The Cardinals bore me.

86-Dreamer
Oct 03 2005 07:45 AM

I do not like the Cards, but I will be mildly pulling for them in this series just because I want the NL to send their best team to the WS, and that team is definately not the Pods regardless of what happens in a 5 game series.

metirish
Oct 03 2005 07:51 AM

That's a fair point 86, remember when the Padres played the MFY's in 98(?), they seemed happy to just be there, heck most of them made visits to monument park.

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 03 2005 07:53 AM

Don't really care for the Cards. At the same time, I tthink they have the better chance vs. an AL champion.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 03 2005 08:16 AM

My 12-year-old is a Cardinals fan because he has always loved Mark McGwire. He's only a casual baseball fan, but he's been consistent about this. Thus, the Diamond-Knight household is rooting for the Cardinals.

Edgy DC
Oct 03 2005 08:38 AM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Oct 03 2005 09:50 AM

Mild interest for the Padres and the ex-Met who pilots them.

A stronger interest is checked by the Cards' greater ability to beat Yankees. I also confess an appreciation that Tony LaRussa cut down his pitcher when he hit Piazza in the head.

Elster88
Oct 03 2005 08:39 AM

I think it would be cool if the worst divisional winner beat the best divisional winner.

holychicken
Oct 03 2005 08:44 AM

I, too, am torn.

It would be cool for the Padres to win. . . however, unless the Red Sox make it to the WS, I want the NL team to win. . .and the Cardinals have the best chance of doing so.

So I will say no preference.

I am just hoping for *gag* good games.

Rotblatt
Oct 03 2005 08:50 AM

Cards. Pods would be a nice story but I like watching non-Yankee juggernaughts roll to victory.

Elster88
Oct 03 2005 08:50 AM

I really don't think there's a chance in hell the Padres win this one, btw. Peavy gives them a puncher's chance in Game 1, but that team is pretty awful.

G-Fafif
Oct 03 2005 01:07 PM

The Padres are frauds. I'd like to see the Cardinals cash in their make-good from last year just on principle. I don't much care for them, but I hate to see teams play as well as they have for two years and come away with nothing (unless they're the Braves or the Skanks).

A Petco-Fenway World Series would be the most aesthetically pleasing, however.

rpackrat
Oct 03 2005 02:14 PM

Don't really like the Cards, but the Pads just don't deserve to be there. Mild preference for the Cards.

seawolf17
Oct 03 2005 03:46 PM

I'm Mild Padres here, partially for the underdog factor, and partially because I'm still bitter over 1985 & 1987.

Valadius
Oct 03 2005 03:50 PM

I honestly could care less. If either one wins, great, good for them. Win the damn pennant and come talk to me.

TheOldMole
Oct 03 2005 03:54 PM

I like the old teams better.

Kong76
Oct 04 2005 08:42 AM

Mildly Padre