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The hottest team on the planet St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 straight games for the first time since 2001.

The hottest team on the planet St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 straight games for the first time since 2001.

see_mohn

weird, I go to the standings graphic to see their record but it just says "666" in every column


brittttttt

👹😈


DMagnus11

No, you're reading that right


yrretmi

Am I frightened of the Cardinals now or am I relieved they're getting hot *before* the postseason?


rollo2masi

mid-late September is the spiciest time to get hawt


Plantzaddy1904

Must be nice


codars

Everyone enjoyed (and didn’t enjoy) seeing Tatis kill it this year. The Dads have a beast.


ibonek_naw_ibo

You guys won the off-season champion anointment though 😂


Thissite1s

Tell me about it


General_Jump

In 2011 we got real hot in mid-September. Seem to remember that working out well for us.


seeking_horizon

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.


Stubborn_Shove

> 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.


RogerTreebert6299

Wait remind me what happened in 2011 real quick?


Stubborn_Shove

Kim Jong-il died, that's probably what you're thinking of.


surgeon_michael

You’ve been banned from both r/pyongyang and r/angers for that


Dinosaur_Wrangler

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.*


UTAMav2005

Rangers fan here. Thanks for that memory. I try not to remember that moment.


Witty-Stock

You’d rather face the Dodgers in the NLDS?


TurboDinoHippo

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.


Witty-Stock

I think Jose Oquendo and Candy Maldonado should be honorary captains if it is Cards vs Giants.


Schleprok

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.


Witty-Stock

Who were the division champs when the Giants won it all in 2014?


Schleprok

Dodgers. But LA was the 2 seed and lost to STL in the NLDS


Witty-Stock

Cardinals really have the devil magic vs you guys in the postseason … too bad the Reds decided to pack it in early


DMagnus11

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


Witty-Stock

I’ve got some bad news for you …


DMagnus11

😬


ThePunisher2442

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


watchpigsfly

It's not that crazy. The Wild Card isn't even 30 years old and it couldn't have happened before that.


Matthew_Quigley

Wait really? That's insane


northerncal

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. 👍🏻


Witty-Stock

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.


Ser_Dunk_the_tall

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


northerncal

Watch them bring Kershaw back one more time just to see the cardinals win against him again.


ILMTitan

In the 7th inning.


northerncal

Poor guy. If only he didn't play for la or I could feel sorry for him.


UfStudent

At least their 103 wins would get them into the playoffs lol.


jeffmatch

They staying hot would be the real fear


MattO2000

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. https://www.si.com/mlb/2017/09/14/cleveland-indians-los-angeles-dodgers-playoff-odds


10001maniacs

This study obviously doesn’t incorporate Devil Magic in its equation.


MattO2000

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.


AntiWaifuAlliance

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.


Slm23630

I’m running out of people to sacrifice and my neighbors are starting to get suspicious


WordOnPaperEnjoyer

>running out of people >my neighbors Solved your problem


NerdLawyer55

Gotta work smarter not harder


Nocturne_Zombie

Perfect weather outside, invite them to a BBQ made from past sacrifices, Sweeney Todd their asses, and continue.


Skippy_the_Alien

i like the cut of your jib


ForYeWhoArtLiterate

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


Nocturne_Zombie

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)


Vhadka

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.


Prize_Major6183

You had that bad boy ready to go! We have Wainwright for the sweep tomorrow too.


1sinfutureking

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?


csr28

https://i.imgur.com/P6OvpVs.jpg


SGT_Apone

[me in June](https://i.imgur.com/VkORoie.png) [me now](https://i.imgur.com/Q18f00k.png) *this comment brought to you by Bally Sports


strangehitman22

LMAO


Duluh_Iahs

LMFAO


20mcfadenr

LMFAOAO


o2lsports

I picked the strangest fucking sport to love


vbullinger

You ever been to /r/nba?


artscyents

baseball i’d argue is a weirder game, but r/nba is by far the weirder subreddit


[deleted]

Do you do commissioned work, my son is huge Bally sports fan


ILoveCavorting

He'll do it for *exposure*


sentrybot619

that would be indecent


ChumCreature

And I’m a below average but still gets the job done Bally sports fan


Alex021402

I love this lmao


1967Miura

#COCK AND BALL SPORTS MIDWEST


HammerFan_

LMFAOOOOOO


fabbrilous

I love this so much. Take my upvote you beautiful SOB


Ypres

Lmao this should be its own post


iconredesign

oh no


verynissen

Blues had an 11 game win streak the year they won the Stanley Cup...


Quadstriker

Play Gloria


fabbrilous

#GLORIA GLORIA YOU'RE ALWAYS ON THE RUN NOW


IffyEggSaladSandwich

[The only rendition that matters](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iKW9V5SRRs)


DMagnus11

Every parade deserves a ~~drunk~~ Brett Hull


1967Miura

#CAN FEEL YOUR INNOCENCE SLIPPING AWAY


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Optimist_lite

*Layla slips into the stands*


t-poke

After playing like ass the first half of the season. I really like where this is going.


birdmanbaby88

Fuck yea, go birds!


xyzzy321

I saw a cardinal and a bluejay on the same tree branch in my backyard in St Louis. Toronto-St Louis world series confirmed?


10001maniacs

Go Bird Teams!


bigcheese08

Yeah let’s go, Blues vs. Leafs!!


Call_Me_Your_Daddy

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


Optimist_lite

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.


Duluh_Iahs

I thank god he picked up a baseball bat and not a hockey stick


BigMuddy89

I snorted air through my noise. Well done lad


ech0es13

From 70-68 to 82-69. Muahahaha


TheMiracleLigament

0-0 to 82-69 baby


scag420

they won 2 against the dodgers, lost one against the reds then 2 wins against the reds started their winning streak


fatginger71

Yeah the post is wrong, but those two Dodgers wins are definitely where things got going for us.


steveholt480

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.


fairteezy

You right. It’s been so long since we’ve lost.


IEDrew91

So you're saying we have a chance?


JTCMuehlenkamp

No


UnknownFiddler

We are winning the superbowl!


Thats-WhatShe-Said_

Jets fan here...


[deleted]

Sir you stop right there, Zach Wilson is injured! And Bellichick said nice things about him. Technically 2-0 if you think about


CharlieWhizkey

I understood that reference!


trumpet_23

I didn't, can I get an assist?


True-Tiger

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


gotsnowart

Ah, brings back memories.


swaerd

A classic


da_choppa

Go to bat


rmoss20

Will you have time for a piece of metal if you're winning the Stanley Cup?


jking191

At the end of this run the rams are gonna come back to St. Louis lol


brecka

Nah, I'm good.


General_Jump

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.


Victory_Trot_48

Build it at a 90 degree angle so it looks like the center of a pretzel bun from above


Blues2112

Nah, second one right next to the original. Then paint'em Gold and get the corporate Mickey D's sponsorship money rolling in!!!


covfefe_cove

Double arches in StL would be amazing. Maybe they could build the 2nd one right over the ballpark.


OJTang

And then Tyler O'Neill will have a ceiling to hit sort of


SobahJam

##FUCK STAN KROENKE


10001maniacs

Nah we’re just gonna take 2 billion from them instead


imaginarion

With punitive damages, they’re looking at 10-12B if found guilty of all charges


OJTang

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


10001maniacs

God I hope they allow cameras in the court room.


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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


LarchTreeLeppy

It do be like that 😔


Nocturne_Zombie

You may have not gotten the girl, but you got all the bros that did the *SAME FUCKING THING* standing by you.


TahlenRedfin

Yes... I can feel it! The Devil Magic has fully taken control.


allballs_and_noshaft

The world is changed…. I feel it in the air….. I feel it in the water


Kandlejackk

[View from the top of the NL Central](https://imgflip.com/i/5nxgf4)


JohnnyCharisma54

This, but make it Fredbird


Kandlejackk

Does this meme look like it was done by someone with editing software?


zaphod_85

[https://i.imgur.com/ST98eVO.jpg](https://i.imgur.com/ST98eVO.jpg)


Yunicorn

Nice. Now do it with Bernie Brewer instead of the driver


zaphod_85

[I'm fucking cackling at this](https://i.imgur.com/t4mDukw.jpg)


Yunicorn

lmao :(


johnjaymjr

Going into this season, this team had my curiosity….now they have my attention


Liledroit

HALFWAY TO 22-0 LETS GO https://youtu.be/lF7M0FISH5Y


Smurfman254

Also clinched a not losing season


housemusick

https://imgur.com/uFWFpHQ


Something_319

\*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


fairteezy

Yes, you are right. It’s been 84 years since we lost…


tehmeat

https://imgur.com/gallery/F0S5o


Monk_Philosophy

Hey your streak started vs the reds after our series


fairteezy

You are correct, edited


getthegreenguy

Hopefully arenado isn’t out for long…


10001maniacs

Probably just sits tomorrow


GodPowardKingOfLies

Nolan wanted postseason baseball, he's fucking getting it.


10001maniacs

I’m happy for him. Dude never got down when things were looking rough.


ShamWowRobinson

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."


OSRS_Socks

Thank you for beating the Mets.


TheIllustriousWe

♫ 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 ♫


Pnflkc3

Meet the Mets, meet the Mets, step right up and SWEEP the Mets…


TripleG373

I don't think the Brewers have ever beaten the Cardinals when it mattered. Legit cursed.


ech0es13

#11 WINS IN A ROW IS COOL, BUT HOW DO YOU GUYS FEEL ABOUT 12 WINS IN A ROW?


fairteezy

12 wins in a row is preferable to 11 wins in a row, but not as preferable as 13 wins in a row


Optimist_lite

Neither shalt thou prefer 13 wins, excepting that thou proceed to 14.


gsleclaire

If 6 is a serious number what happens at 12?


MadShibbs

12 is a seriouser number....RIP OnTheRun


Willsears94

[Cardinals baseball ⚾️ ](https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/034/252/hot.jpg)


MahomestoHel-aire

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.


imaginarion

How about ending at 12 as in… our 12th WS championship this year 🙂


SLJ061387

Fuck it. Make it 21


TrashCanBangerFan

Fucking Cardinals devil magic is gonna keep us from getting a Dodgers/Giants NLDS isn’t it?


Baby_Fark

https://media1.giphy.com/media/HfeMjUZdOZujm/giphy.gif?cid=6c09b9526c7cd41721d25e7ffac64df95c74c87c7b521870&rid=giphy.gif&ct=g


Mercury2124

Im getting nam flashbacks to 2011


introspectivejoker

What no that's not how that works. *We're* getting nam flashbacks


Puttor482

Seriously. Fucking Atlanta couldn't have won one more game.


Thats-WhatShe-Said_

#[HAIL THE DARK LORD!](https://i.imgur.com/gKGKSG9.jpg)


Caramico35

They may never lose again


IffyEggSaladSandwich

Second most hated franchise in the MLB dance party!


Superbotto

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.


jeremyosborne81

My greatest fear right now is that we are peaking too early


SLJ061387

Have to peak now just to get in. Once we're in, anything can happen. It's October, baby!


xyzzy321

We haven't even begun to peak. Jack and Dak will be off the IL soon.


jaiblevins

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.


10001maniacs

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.


Schleprok

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.


Whos_Your_Padre

Yeah fam, Dodgers are fucked.


johndelvec3

Scherzer vs Wainwright in One Game Elimination Give the people what they want


allballs_and_noshaft

Winner gets into the Hall of Fame. Loser also gets in.


DarkGodRyan

Loser gets an asterisk


Kandlejackk

Not sure my heart can handle that game. I think they should just win the division.


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AmateurVasectomist

Matt Adams signing incoming


ILoveCavorting

Giants usually defeat the devil magic tho.


JayIT

Only in even years.


Str8_up_Pwnage

Yeah even if the Dodfers have the better roster it's the Giants who always scare me. I hate that damn team.


Slm23630

Personally I want Kershaw. It’s fun seeing him in the playoffs


johndelvec3

We put here comin for the league


samuel414

Fear the flaming red bird in September and October


Icy_Sundae

In devil magic I pray… amen 🙏


brandon_the_bald

Dear god no


WadeCountyClutch

Kill me.


wking1293

i am straight up feeling good rn


cbreez275

Don't stop, I'm almost there......


melbourne3k

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.


Graphitetshirt

I read that post title in the voice of Stephan from SNL/ Weekend Update


Theharlotnextdoor

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.


howmanymoreletters

predicted their record being 22-6 in september last month and so far they havent been far off


norcaltobos

Man, I am really starting to feel like some St. Louis Cardinals bullshit is about to happen and I'm not about it.


dmbtke

Odd number years we did great. Even numbered we ended up losing to you guys.


scheteo

Birds are coming


Cason711

Is that pretty good?


MrClaw

All Hail Lord Beelzebub


Dapper_Figure1191

Okay just go on to NLDS and play the Giants. Fuck I’m scared


OsTrigonum

Dodgers gonna have to play them in a win or go home game...yikes