Seeing red? For some, Cardinals fatigue has set in

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October 26th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – As the World Series moves to St. Louis on Saturday, vast regions of the Midwest and South still love the Cardinals. But there are signs that nationally, Cardinals fatigue is officially setting in. It began in the first round of the playoffs with national commentators openly rooting for the Pirates to beat St. Louis. Then there are online columns like a recent one the website Deadspin implying that Cardinals fans are insufferable.

Fans in St. Louis take the criticism in stride, saying some people are simply tired of all the success. The Cardinals have been in 10 of the past 14 postseasons and have played in the National League championship series eight times in the span. This World Series appearance is their fourth since 2004.