For the first time in their 139 year history, the St. Louis Cardinals have won 15 games in a row.
By - 33Carter
This team's ability to swoop in out of nowhere and be sitting pretty in the WC spot is incredible
They put 'card' right in the name. What do you expect us to do?
Hiding in plain sight
As devil magic does.
WILD CARDS BITCHES! YEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAWWWW
I was annoyed by it at first but now? A team this hot going against the Dodgers in a 1 game playoff? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP
Give Schildt credit, attempting to make the playoffs by not losing any more games has been a brilliant strategy.
"I'll try not losing. That's a neat trick!"
"Now this is playoff racing!"
It's the Happy Gilmore strategy of "that was so much easier than putting, I should just try to get the ball in one shot every time."
Damn, why didn’t the padres and mets think of that
The revered strategy of "don't lose" has won at least the last 30 world series
You mean Mike Shildt
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15 days ago, the Cards had a 5% chance of making the playoffs.
18 days ago, it was 2.8%.
Today, it's about 99.8%.
It works 100% of the time 5% of the time
it’s made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good.
Wife wanted to make a bet back when it was bleak. I said no. Will never hear the end of it.
Just put 10 bucks on winning the series at the start of the season. You dont really lose if they do but the payoff is massive.
This is starting to get out of hand.
Mines in my hand firmly!
Talk your shit! 👏👏🚀⚾
Some people's mood is affected by the seasons. Mine is affected by how good the Cardinals are doing, and fuck am I happy.
Now there are fifteen of them!
And to think, this all started on September 11, just after Nick Castellanos hit a fly ball deep to left field for a home run to make it a 4-0 ballgame.
Oh shit is that really when the run started? I was at that game!
So was my brother lol
It was a great game!
All started on 9/11 when we had 69 losses. How can you not be romantic about baseball?
.... I don't know if I'll put this headset on again
I consider myself a man of faith...
Castellanos awoke the Devil Magic from its slumber.
MAN OF FAITH! HEADSET! PAYCHECK!
How can you not be romantic about baseball?
yeah, it’s beautiful…
[Compilation of Nick Castellanos hitting home runs at bad times](https://youtu.be/5JaEgCXAKK8)
Wtf was Bader doing? Should’ve never tried for two, somehow makes it under the tag. Notices the pitcher, rattled from the single that became an inexplicable double, isn’t paying attention to him, and decides to stroll on to third like he’s heading out to grab the paper, then heads home on a wild pitch and, being clearly dead to rights, wiggles his foot to avoid the tag like he’s some kind of baseball version of Neo. It’s devil magic in full force.
What the fuck are they feeding you guys over there? And can we have some?
Toasted Ravioli, and yes.
What about your secret stash of >!Provel!
This is now a Cardinals sub, thanks for stopping by
r/baseball has turned into r/baseballbirdteamsgettinghotinseptember
>*sad Orioles noises*
A sacrifice had to be made
Cedric Mullins is on the sidebar tho! All birds represented
I blew air out of my nose, good job
Is that what Orioles sound like?
Have the Giants just been ostriches this whole time?
If you’ve ever been to a game at oracle, you know that the actual mascot is the 4 thousand seagulls that show up in the later innings looking for dinner
Let's go Blue Jays!
It’s actually just /r/CardinalsplusJuanSoto
I can live with that
Has been for like 3 weeks now. We have all accepted the fate that the Giants and Dodgers are battling to see who can lose to you guys first.
WERE GOING FOR MONEYBALL NOW
I’m happy for Arenado. For a while there, it was looking like he got traded from the Rockies to the Rockies
He got a taste of Cardinals 2nd half baseball
Let’s hope he gets a taste of traditional Cardinals vs Dodgers playoff baseball, rather than Cardinals vs Giants playoff baseball
Moneyball 2: Devilball
Everybody is saying this is because of “Devil Magic”, the truth is they got to 69 losses and thought it was funny so they decided to keep it there. Nice.
During this winning streak, Wainwright got his 2,000th career strikeout on the 69th pitch of the game. Nice!
Everyone should be afraid of this team right now.
I’m afraid of them. I check under my bed for O’Neill every night. Haven’t found him yet but sometimes I see Nootbaar
Everything was pretty normal until Sosa hit that ump in the face with a throw to first on 9/13.
We appreciate the blood sacrifice.
Blood of an umpire, the most important of ritual components
got a clip? i missed this
edit: [found it](https://youtu.be/sAhLUHpCDes)
Thanks for linking the clip!
It's worth noting that Sosa's throw, had it not been stopped by this poor ump's face, would have been an error allowing at least a double. That inning's momentum could totally change with a runner on 2nd.
For my money, this is 100% the moment we entered the good timeline. Thanks again, ump!
If I had a dollar for every game the Cards have won in a row, I would almost have as much money as the O’s are spending on payroll
This man is just opening fire on innocent bystanders
The most St. Louis of traditions!
I was not expecting a bird on bird hate crime, but here we are
You think Baltimore has that kinda money?! They're not Bezos!!
"*sad Reds noises* "
Alright this has been fun but these guys are getting a little bit too dangerously close to 22
The goal is 34
The St. Louis Cardinals have won 15 games in a row *so far.*
I'm so clenched at this point I could shit diamonds.
STOP THE COUNT
IF YOU’RE IN LINE FOR THE WILD CARD RIGHT NOW STAY IN LINE
Alright this is kinda a dumb thing to say but I’m super excited about the cardinals cuz I lived in STL for years and they’re my second favorite team but what sucks is that all my friends from STL hate baseball and my friends that like baseball don’t care about the cardinals so I’m super excited but also kinda sad that I have no one to be excited with so I just want to say I’m super excited and this is really cool to witness
Sounds like you need to be making your way down to Busch for 1 of the 6 remaining home games to make some new friends.
What the hell part of St. Louis did you live in?
Do you know what high-school these people went to?
This guy St. Louiss
Alright, I've been living in STL for 2 years now, and I gotta ask - what's with the high school thing? I've never been in a city where people were so obsessed with which high school you went to.
It’s kind of an in thing. It’s a really easy way to do 1 of 2 things.
1, to see if you grew up with money or not.
And 2, to see what kind of social circle you were/are in, if you have common friends.
come to r/cardinals, you are family now. help us summon Satan and exorcise Ryan Kelly from our domain
Congrats bird bros
Bird vs bird WS pls
I’m a much bigger fan of the “fuck the cubs” WS matchup, tbh
All you AL teams not named the Yankees, Red Sox, or Astros are cool by my book, honestly.
Idk finally getting one against the red Sox would be the cherry on top for this run.
I thought we used that Uno reverse on a Stanley Cup?
It was actually a draw 2. This is the second card.
Rangers fans won’t like that.
Mmm, yesss. That sounds nice.
bird on bird violence.
Glad we could help, Cards. If you knock out the Dodgers in the playoffs, we'll throw you a parade in San Diego.
I don't get why every team doesn't try this strategy to get into the playoffs
Devil magic is never late, nor is it early. It arrives precisely when it means to
Alright then who’s Gandalf?
Obviously it's Waino. Tyler O'Neill, Harrison Bader, Tommy Edman and Lars Nootbaar are the hobbits.
Goldie should be Aragorn
Some punk bitch who hangs our with short people
I think we deserve some credit here.
I will do a shot of Malort tonight in your honor.
There's nothing honorable about Malort.
But yeah good call.
Malort is the worst. Don’t poison yourself with that
> I think we deserve some credit here.
"The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago"
> professional baseball team
No reason to exaggerate.
I was trying to be merciful.
this is a better comeback story than Kim Kardashian
Who else loves setting franchise records in your rival’s stadium?
Almost as nice as winning the Stanley Cup on the road.
But could you imagine the atmosphere if that was a home game for the first cup win in franchise history though
Lmao, motherfuckers were picking up traffic cones like the Stanley Cup and guzzling beer out of them in the streets that night. It was a blast.
Man, I was at the watch party at Enterprise for game 7. Even just watching the scoreboard, it fucking FELT like it. I embraced so many strangers and I broke down and cried at the horn.
I love the Cardinals. I will always treasure memories of 2006 and 2011. But that Cup win stands alone. To break the drought against Boston...words fail me.
Harrison bader could have sex with my wife and I would love her more.
It was supposed to be a threesome, but he dodged you and slid in first.
The last two innings of this game featured a leadoff triple that didn't score, a 3-2-5-4-2-8-6 double play, and an RBI strikeout. Happ even launched the potential game winning run in the 9th if the cubs hadn't screwed up on the basepaths.
To screw up a potentially tying lead off triple because of a double run-down double play, only to give up 3 runs the next inning, is exactly why Devil Magic is real
Our tongues are ripped, our necks are broken, and our lips are sponged, BUT THE 69'ING CONTINUES!!!
BEGONE SPIRIT OF RYAN KELLY, THE HOME LOAN EXPERT, BEGONE WITH THY EVIL SPIRIT!!!!
I got a feeling everyone outside of stl is super confused to why we keep saying this lmao.
We have a meme every year on our subreddit and this one might be my favorite
15 is more than 14 but not quite 16.
That comes tomorrow
So do I if we keep winning
This St. Louis Cardinals run is reminding me of their 2011 September-October run.
I'm getting nervous.
When people talk about how bullshit playoff % predictions metrics are I'm going to point to this situation with the Cardinals and the Padres.
The 1% is literally this. Since September 11th the Cardinals are 15-0 and the Padres are 3-10. This is the type of thing that needs to happen for that 1% to actually pay off.
I'm changing my phone number to 3254286
Now we just need our 3-1-4 area code play to get involved.
I’m not saying Bader is the 2011 Rally squirrel. I’m just saying that nobody has ever seen Bader and the 2011 Rally squirrel at the same time. That’s all I’m saying
Harrison Bader and Lars Nootbaar are the most WWE sounding names I've ever heard in MLB
Lars Nootbaar would be the Star Wars knockoff character
I’m not entirely sure, but judging by the front page I think the cards might have won a baseball game today
Just good clean christian baseball
Oh shit, is he one of our mods?
Please stop with the over sexualization
Stupid sexy Bader
[Guess this is the lucky post](https://imgur.com/eovnQ8k)
only one could survive.
Chirp chirp motherfuckers
I firmly believe Mo sold his soul to Mephistophiles for 24 years of this sorcery. There's really no other way to explain this.
Embrace the devil magic. 15 in a row.
Damn, that's good.
The Cards got to 69 losses and were just like… nice
I miss being the NL darlings :(
I've accepted my fate.
Gee thanks cards. You couldnt just lose a few games so we could have a shot at the WC
It’s not nice to drag someone along, a clean break is always best
You're closer to the division anyways...
God damn you devil magic Cardinals.
Look, nobody wants to be in Milwaukee at the end of October anyways.
^noot ^noot ^^noot ^^noot ^^^noot ^^^noot
Sorry /r/baseball, the streak continues so you will deal with devil magic nonsense posts for a few days longer.
[MFW the Cardinals win 15 in a row to make history](https://gfycat.com/adolescentfakefrenchbulldog)
Lol even Maddux is like wtf
His face after that was even better after that double play. His face literally said “are you fucking serious??” Without saying a word
Cuck the Fubs
Thank you to the Wrigley faithful for being great hosts. They did not like losing, but they were gracious and pleasant. I love this rivalry.
Reds fans deserve this
That shit talking from 2 weeks ago disappeared real quick
Ya but NiCk CaSTElLaNoS FLexInG
Magic number is 3, I'm a believer
NEVER LOSING AGAIN. Also congrats to 33Carter on winning the post lottery! I saw 6 posts but he got it first!
#Dread it. Run from it. Devil Magic still arrives.
Wow the Chicago Cubs are pretty cool huh, doing their part for a little bit of history.
I can’t explain how fun this team is to watch right now
THEY KEEP WINNING
Thank God they went on their run now instead of august. We probably don’t win the division if that happens and have to play the dodgers in the wild card round.
Dodgers should be fearing this Cardinals team.
Cardinals to the Dodgers: I’m not locked in the wild card with you, you’re locked in here with me
Talk about having even bigger stakes to win the West now. Dodgers and Giants will want to avoid the Cards in a one game playoff.
I got to witness this in person!
Kill me :)
#IF YOU THINK THE CARDINALS ARE DEAD THEY'RE NOT..
#THEY ARE ALIVE!
Now that the Mets are eliminated, I guess I’m on this bandwagon now. Go cardinals!
Magic number is now 3 for the second WC spot
Dodgers traded for Scherzer and Turner at the trade deadline - a trade that has gone about as well as they could've possibly hoped for, only to still be under the Giants for the division lead and now staring at this massive train coming to obliterate them in the WC game.
GOOD FOR THEM
Can the cardinals play the Phillies, please?
As the great noob noob once said, “ god damn!”
AND THEN TAKE A TROT
Cardinals playing like a 162 win team rn