Busch Stadium erupts as the St. Louis Cardinals are named World Series champions, defeating the Texas Rangers in seven games. (Photo by Barbara Moore)

St. Louis Cardinals World Series Parade: Cardinals Rally, Tony La Russa Talks Torty

The St. Louis Cardinals will celebrate their 11th World Series win with a victory parade Sunday, October 30, and a rally at Busch Stadium.

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Albert Pujols Contract Talk Can't Derail World Series Parade

The St. Louis Cardinals have won the 2011 World Series, and I hate to break it to everybody but all season long the next thing on the Cardinals PTI scroll in the sky has been Albert Pujols's contract talks—what they would look like, with whom, and how fraught. The good news is that they failed to ruin the World Series Parade: When asked by Mike Claiborne if there was any reason the Cardinals couldn't do this all again next year, Pujols said—completely aware of the spot he'd been put on—said, "Hey, why not?"

And so a rallying cry was born. Should the Cardinals throw the key to their Scrooge McDuck vault at Pujols and tell him to take whatever he wants, so long as he's ready to be Albert Pujols on April 1? Hey, why not?

So long as Lance Berkman continues to feed the media carefully selected quotes about getting him back into a Cardinals uniform, the proper response to any and all proposals about Albert Pujols remaining a Cardinal is now "Hey, why not?" Because, hey, why not?


Cardinals World Series Parade: David Freese Got St. Louis Call In A Burger King

Everyone wants a piece of David Freese at the St. Louis Cardinals’ World Series Parade—he’s already received keys to the city and county, which gives him the rare chance to bring the city back to prominence by unifying the tax bases. But all he managed to reveal during his celebratory speech at the Busch Stadium rally was this: He got the call from John Mozeliak revealing he’d been traded to his hometown Cardinals at a Burger King in California.

David Freese is one of us! He sits around at Burger King not doing anything when he’s not at work! Of course, when he is at work he single-handedly wins World Series games and sets a postseason record for RBI and gets keys to two separate political entities with the same name without raising an eyebrow about it, because he’s from St. Louis and he knows.

But aside from that—I, too, have gotten important calls at a Burger King. David Freese is nothing if not a man of the people.


St. Louis Cardinals Parade: Live Streaming On Fox Sports Midwest

Fox Sports Midwest is live streaming the St. Louis Cardinals World Series Parade, which is great news for anybody still dealing with the after-effects of the Cardinals' improbable, incredibly exciting World Series victory. The ultimate hangover tonic: Live video of crowds raining applause on David Freese and Jason Motte. Oh, and Corey Patterson

The parade is to be followed by a rally at Busch Stadium, and is being broadcast by Al Hrabosky and Jim "The Cat" Hayes. Footage at the stadium shows a big, rowdy crowd ready to cheer on every last thing anybody related to the St. Louis Cardinals says. 

And look, I'm not saying that I've heard Albert Pujols will announce he's signing a 10-year, $10 million deal to remain the St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman as well as the new Mayor of St. Louis, but it's a possibility—these rallies bring out the best in people, especially people who like to dance so as to prove their ethnicity or attempt to get some swearing past the regional sports network censors.

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