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p.s. At Sedgwick's they always play Celebration when we win too.  Is that our win song??? I only seem to hear it in the post and I think I'm ok with that.  We don't want to get sick of it.
Update:  After talking to Dad I got the scoop.  Celebration for the Cardinals in the post season roots back to the 80s.  I love it.  Let's keep hearing that song...

I’ve covered professional sports since the late 1970s, and I’ve never seen a team like the 2013 Cardinals. I’ve never seen a team of players so close, so unselfish, so enthusiastic about reaching out. Veterans go out of their way to help ascending, younger teammates who are on track to take the veterans’ starting job — or at least a larger percentage of playing time.
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During the NLCS, the Cardinals’ seriousness of purpose became the object of ridicule from the Dodgers. Members of the national media quickly picked up on an easy narrative.
The Cardinals’ old-school persona and dedication to professionalism was mocked as being haughty and arrogant. By believing a team should compete in a way that respects the game, the Cardinals were said to be out of step with modern sports culture.
And that’s exactly what’s wrong with sports and our culture at large: The team that tries to do things the right way is somehow seen as abnormal. The team that plays hard but doesn’t try to embarrass opponents is portrayed as the bad guy.
The critics still haven’t figured it out — not even after the Cardinals clinched the franchise’s 19th NL pennant with Friday’s 9-0 victory over the showy, noisy, flamboyant Dodgers.
The Dodgers — with a $227 million payroll — were a collection of expensive individual parts. They weren’t a team; they were independent contractors. No wonder the Dodgers folded when the Cardinals opened a 4-0 lead in Game 6. The Los Angeles players were just 25 guys getting a lot of money to play ball. They weren’t playing for a cause.
It was dramatically different on the St. Louis side.
The players played to honor the Cardinal Way.
And if you want to be Cardinal, there is no other way.
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