I was born in St. Louis, but have lived in Nashville, TN most of my life. Still, I love St.Lou, and have been a CARDS fan since, heck, since my first game ever at the old Busch Stadium was seeing the CARDS playing the Padres and the GREAT OZ was the shortstop for the Padres. I have to say that the All-Star game worried me greatly. How do you not put the best player in baseball in the game, especially when you have a chance to win!!!!? Albert is he best clutch-hitter of our time(anybody remember the 3run homer against the Astros in 2005?) The NL had everything set up for a grand finale. Down 1 run, 2 men on, 2 outs, and Albert sitting on the bench. Even if Albert would have made and out, that was their best chance for a win. I've heard rumors Tony LaRussa is ready to move on. If that's true, c'ya later. Sure they finally won a WS, but to not play arguably the best player in baseball, obviously speaks volumes for more underlying issues that TL has w/St.Louis. Are the CARDS going to get rid of Albert or Tony? IMO, pack your bags TL. Ozzie is just waiting. Tony, you just signed your death warrant in St. Louis. I heard the Devil Rays could use a new coach. Sorry, had to vent. Go, CARDS!!! C'ya in the playoffs.