The hottest team on the planet St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 straight games for the first time since 2001.
By - fairteezy
weird, I go to the standings graphic to see their record but it just says "666" in every column
No, you're reading that right
Am I frightened of the Cardinals now or am I relieved they're getting hot *before* the postseason?
mid-late September is the spiciest time to get hawt
Must be nice
Everyone enjoyed (and didn’t enjoy) seeing Tatis kill it this year. The Dads have a beast.
You guys won the off-season champion anointment though 😂
Tell me about it
In 2011 we got real hot in mid-September. Seem to remember that working out well for us.
They got swept by the Dodgers in late August and held a players only meeting where Chris Carpenter said something to the effect of "we're basically eliminated so let's just play with some pride." They went 23-8 to finish the season after that.
Freddie Freeman slamming his helmet down is an image that's going to stick with me.
> Freddie Freeman slamming his helmet down is an image that's going to stick with me.
Yeah I genuinely felt bad for him there. Another is just how dejected all the Atlanta players looked after Pence's little dribbler to the right side somehow knocked in the go-ahead run.
But then I picture the shot of Motte going nuts in the locker room as Freeman grounded out, and I get over it.
Wait remind me what happened in 2011 real quick?
Kim Jong-il died, that's probably what you're thinking of.
You’ve been banned from both r/pyongyang and r/angers for that
You the large prodigal son is looking pretty skinny. Unexplained weight loss is often a sign of serious, perhaps terminal illness.
Think you guys are onto something.
**Which brings me to this PSA:**
*Only use devil magic as prescribed. Tell your witch doctor about side effects, including side effects you may consider mild.*
*Severe side effects of devil magic may include demoralization of entire fan bases and the death of the current DPRK leader.*
*Devil magic offers abilities that some may consider unnatural.*
*Talk to your witch doctor about devil magic today, and see how you can feed the Dark Lord of October by hate-fucking entire fan bases’ postseason dreams to the point that their souls leave their bodies.*
Rangers fan here. Thanks for that memory. I try not to remember that moment.
You’d rather face the Dodgers in the NLDS?
I'd personally rather the Giants face the Dodgers. It's crazy how those two teams never have faced each other in the playoffs, despite how big that rivalry is. It's gotta happen eventually.
I think Jose Oquendo and Candy Maldonado should be honorary captains if it is Cards vs Giants.
Never really good at the same time. Think we’ve only made the playoffs the same year like 3 times since the inception of the wild card. And for one of those times, division rivals could only play in the LCS.
Who were the division champs when the Giants won it all in 2014?
Dodgers. But LA was the 2 seed and lost to STL in the NLDS
Cardinals really have the devil magic vs you guys in the postseason … too bad the Reds decided to pack it in early
Cards have devil magic on Dodgers for sure (to the point that I actually felt bad for Kershaw until 2020), but Giants and Red Sox have been the only teams to regularly cause fear for me come October
I’ve got some bad news for you …
It’s not that crazy. Due to playoff formatting and divisional restrictions, it was literally impossible for them to face off in the playoffs before 1995
It's not that crazy. The Wild Card isn't even 30 years old and it couldn't have happened before that.
Wait really? That's insane
We have good history against st Louis, so I think I'd rather face them, even though I know they'd be very tough. Losing would also be much less painful then against the dodgers. My ideal scenario is that the cards eliminate the dodgers in the wild card game. 👍🏻
Cardinals are a lot scarier in a 1 game series than they are in a best of 5. Which aligns perfectly for you guys.
The recriminations in LA for trading away the farm only to not even make the NLDS, ooh la la.
I really think baseball deserves a Giants-Dodgers postseason series, but on the other hand it would be hysterical to watch a 103 win Dodgers team get dumped on their ass in the wild card game
Watch them bring Kershaw back one more time just to see the cardinals win against him again.
In the 7th inning.
Poor guy. If only he didn't play for la or I could feel sorry for him.
At least their 103 wins would get them into the playoffs lol.
They staying hot would be the real fear
Be neither. There’s no real correlation
> That study examined 112 playoff-bound teams from 1995 to 2008 and how each performed in their final seven, 14 and 21 regular season games as well as those from Aug. 31 to the end of the season, which sometimes trickles into the first week of October (for the rest of this piece, I’ll refer to this as September records or September winning percentage despite the spillover). At each of those levels, what I found was an essentially random relationship between the winning percentages in those fragments and the results of the Division Series.
> The largest positive correlation was .019 between the final seven games and the first series. The largest negative was -.042 between the final 21 games and the division series results. That’s a whole lot of nothing, and when I expanded to include the postseason as a whole, as measured by number of series won, there was a small but consistent inverse correlation between September winning percentages and October success; for the post-Aug. 31 records and the number of series won, the correlation reached -.112. That’s still virtually meaningless, but it did tell us that that the higher a team’s winning percentage was after Aug. 31, the less likely they were to go all the way.
This study obviously doesn’t incorporate Devil Magic in its equation.
Well it kind of does!
> the 2006 Cardinals had dropped nine of their final 12 regular season games before going on to win the World Series.
Interesting. I assume the negative correlation is largely driven by the best teams, i.e. the ones who should win playoff series, locking it a playoff spot early and resting players for the tail end of the regular season.
But honestly the vast majority of sports stats show that momentum isn't actually a thing.
I’m running out of people to sacrifice and my neighbors are starting to get suspicious
>running out of people
Solved your problem
Gotta work smarter not harder
Perfect weather outside, invite them to a BBQ made from past sacrifices, Sweeney Todd their asses, and continue.
i like the cut of your jib
I’m just saying, I got traded to the cardinals at the deadline game and they’re 16-6 since I became a satanist.
It’s literal devil magic, boys
Lester? Happ? Why did you come to us at the deadline? We were far from contention at that point and flailing hopelessly and for some reason didn't sell (hindsight good choice, lmao @ Cubs)
We always trade with Cleveland for something mediocre at the deadline. The team didn't do it this year so they had to look toward reddit to fill the void.
You had that bad boy ready to go!
We have Wainwright for the sweep tomorrow too.
We had Woodruff and Peralta in the first two games, so pitching means nothing and you could have Tony LaRussa on the mound today and you’d get the sweep
God I fucking hate the Cardinals and your devil magic. It’s happening again, isn’t it?
[me in June](https://i.imgur.com/VkORoie.png)
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I picked the strangest fucking sport to love
You ever been to /r/nba?
baseball i’d argue is a weirder game, but r/nba is by far the weirder subreddit
Do you do commissioned work, my son is huge Bally sports fan
He'll do it for *exposure*
that would be indecent
And I’m a below average but still gets the job done Bally sports fan
I love this lmao
#COCK AND BALL SPORTS MIDWEST
I love this so much. Take my upvote you beautiful SOB
Lmao this should be its own post
Blues had an 11 game win streak the year they won the Stanley Cup...
#GLORIA GLORIA YOU'RE ALWAYS ON THE RUN NOW
[The only rendition that matters](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iKW9V5SRRs)
Every parade deserves a ~~drunk~~ Brett Hull
#CAN FEEL YOUR INNOCENCE SLIPPING AWAY
*Layla slips into the stands*
After playing like ass the first half of the season.
I really like where this is going.
Fuck yea, go birds!
I saw a cardinal and a bluejay on the same tree branch in my backyard in St Louis.
Toronto-St Louis world series confirmed?
Go Bird Teams!
Yeah let’s go, Blues vs. Leafs!!
Tyler O’Neill was born in a Canadian lab from a slab of raw beef, maple syrup, and Formula 1 tires. He has finally reached his peak form and I thank the good lord he’s on our side
In the offseason, Tyler O’Neill can be found majestically riding his caribou through the northern tundra to his local Tim Hortons, muscles glinting in the winter sun. When his caribou tires, they switch.
I thank god he picked up a baseball bat and not a hockey stick
I snorted air through my noise. Well done lad
From 70-68 to 82-69. Muahahaha
0-0 to 82-69 baby
they won 2 against the dodgers, lost one against the reds then 2 wins against the reds started their winning streak
Yeah the post is wrong, but those two Dodgers wins are definitely where things got going for us.
I went to the dodgers game right before that, the one we lost. So really we’re 13-1 since then, I feel like I deserve a ring.
You right. It’s been so long since we’ve lost.
So you're saying we have a chance?
We are winning the superbowl!
Jets fan here...
Sir you stop right there, Zach Wilson is injured! And Bellichick said nice things about him. Technically 2-0 if you think about
I understood that reference!
I didn't, can I get an assist?
A while ago a Jets fan came into r/Cardinals doing the whole “excited to play you guys” type thing. And the sub turned into a jets football sub for a bit
[Here’s the post](https://reddit.com/r/Cardinals/comments/3lz5xy/jets_fan_here/)
Fuck it’s really already been 6 years
Ah, brings back memories.
Go to bat
Will you have time for a piece of metal if you're winning the Stanley Cup?
At the end of this run the rams are gonna come back to St. Louis lol
Nah, I'm good.
At the end of this run the Rams are going to lose their lawsuit to St. Louis and we’ll use the money to build another Arch.
Build it at a 90 degree angle so it looks like the center of a pretzel bun from above
Nah, second one right next to the original. Then paint'em Gold and get the corporate Mickey D's sponsorship money rolling in!!!
Double arches in StL would be amazing. Maybe they could build the 2nd one right over the ballpark.
And then Tyler O'Neill will have a ceiling to hit sort of
##FUCK STAN KROENKE
Nah we’re just gonna take 2 billion from them instead
With punitive damages, they’re looking at 10-12B if found guilty of all charges
Yo and kroenke signed something saying he'd foot the legal expenses of the rest of the NFL iirc. That would fuck his shit up good
God I hope they allow cameras in the court room.
This reeks of that one time I thought I could get my 6th grade ex-girlfriend back by crushing it in PE. Nothing makes a soul sadder than that minute of serious personal reflection after heartbreak fueled dominance in something irrelevant to the grand scheme of life. Aye but this fuckin streak tho!!!! Let’s goooooooo
It do be like that 😔
You may have not gotten the girl, but you got all the bros that did the *SAME FUCKING THING* standing by you.
Yes... I can feel it! The Devil Magic has fully taken control.
The world is changed…. I feel it in the air….. I feel it in the water
[View from the top of the NL Central](https://imgflip.com/i/5nxgf4)
This, but make it Fredbird
Does this meme look like it was done by someone with editing software?
Nice. Now do it with Bernie Brewer instead of the driver
[I'm fucking cackling at this](https://i.imgur.com/t4mDukw.jpg)
Going into this season, this team had my curiosity….now they have my attention
HALFWAY TO 22-0 LETS GO
Also clinched a not losing season
\*Reds, not Dodgers. If not for a loss on Goldy's birthday, we could be having a 14 game winning streak rn including Dodgers
But I like to look at it as still only having 69 losses for the last 11 days
Yes, you are right. It’s been 84 years since we lost…
Hey your streak started vs the reds after our series
You are correct, edited
Hopefully arenado isn’t out for long…
Probably just sits tomorrow
Nolan wanted postseason baseball, he's fucking getting it.
I’m happy for him. Dude never got down when things were looking rough.
Yeah a quote from around the all-star break really has stuck in my mind. He basically said "hey don't worry, we're gonna get hot and get back in the wild card hunt."
Thank you for beating the Mets.
♫ And if you threw a party
Invited the whole National League
Well, you would see the devil magic is from me
And the card attached would say:
Thank you for beating the Mets ♫
Meet the Mets, meet the Mets, step right up and SWEEP the Mets…
I don't think the Brewers have ever beaten the Cardinals when it mattered. Legit cursed.
#11 WINS IN A ROW IS COOL, BUT HOW DO YOU GUYS FEEL ABOUT 12 WINS IN A ROW?
12 wins in a row is preferable to 11 wins in a row, but not as preferable as 13 wins in a row
Neither shalt thou prefer 13 wins, excepting that thou proceed to 14.
If 6 is a serious number what happens at 12?
12 is a seriouser number....RIP OnTheRun
[Cardinals baseball ⚾️ ](https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/034/252/hot.jpg)
I'm not saying I want the streak to end, but if it did this would be a pretty symbolic spot for it to end.
11 as in 2011, the last time they came out of nowhere in September to make the playoffs (and the last time they won it all).
Longest win streak since 2001...Pujols' rookie year.
How about ending at 12 as in… our 12th WS championship this year 🙂
Fuck it. Make it 21
Fucking Cardinals devil magic is gonna keep us from getting a Dodgers/Giants NLDS isn’t it?
Im getting nam flashbacks to 2011
What no that's not how that works. *We're* getting nam flashbacks
Seriously. Fucking Atlanta couldn't have won one more game.
#[HAIL THE DARK LORD!](https://i.imgur.com/gKGKSG9.jpg)
They may never lose again
Second most hated franchise in the MLB dance party!
They beat the Dodgers for 2, but lost the first game of the series to the Reds after that.
The Dodgers are not included in the streak. The Reds are though.
My greatest fear right now is that we are peaking too early
Have to peak now just to get in.
Once we're in, anything can happen. It's October, baby!
We haven't even begun to peak. Jack and Dak will be off the IL soon.
As a Cards and Cowboys fan, every time someone says Dak, in reference to Dakota Hudson, I get a mental image of Dak Prescott on the mound in a Cards uni, and it makes me happy.
Nah. They got the right mentally and confidence going in. Even if they don’t keep on winning the “must win” games the last 2 weeks has them in playoffs, lose and go home mode.
Weirdly you’re set up much better than either the Dodgers or the Giants. You’re pretty much set as the WC2 team which means you’ll be able to set your rotation. Whereas the WC1 team will likely ride it out until the end in hopes of winning the division and hope they don’t have to throw out their 3rd starter.
Yeah fam, Dodgers are fucked.
Scherzer vs Wainwright in One Game Elimination
Give the people what they want
Winner gets into the Hall of Fame.
Loser also gets in.
Loser gets an asterisk
Not sure my heart can handle that game. I think they should just win the division.
Matt Adams signing incoming
Giants usually defeat the devil magic tho.
Only in even years.
Yeah even if the Dodfers have the better roster it's the Giants who always scare me. I hate that damn team.
Personally I want Kershaw. It’s fun seeing him in the playoffs
We put here comin for the league
Fear the flaming red bird in September and October
In devil magic I pray… amen 🙏
Dear god no
i am straight up feeling good rn
Don't stop, I'm almost there......
You know, it's funny that the Cards are this hot, the Brewers still have 3 yet to clinch, the cards play them 4 more times, and yet no one has mentioned that it's actually still possible that the Cards catch them for the division and avoid the play in game.
The Brewers have 4 left w/ STL, 3 mets and 3 dodgers. The Cards and Dodgers at least have something to play for.
Sure, unlikely, but so is this streak, which means it's up to devil magic, so who knows.
I read that post title in the voice of Stephan from SNL/ Weekend Update
This streak has everything! Homers from Canadian beefcake. Two run pop flys from speedy bois. LARS NOOTBAR. And a guy in the corner sacrificing a goat.
predicted their record being 22-6 in september last month and so far they havent been far off
Man, I am really starting to feel like some St. Louis Cardinals bullshit is about to happen and I'm not about it.
Odd number years we did great. Even numbered we ended up losing to you guys.
Birds are coming
Is that pretty good?
All Hail Lord Beelzebub
Okay just go on to NLDS and play the Giants. Fuck I’m scared
Dodgers gonna have to play them in a win or go home game...yikes