Friday, October 27, 2006

St. Louis Cardinals, World Champions

Athletes bodies and faces reflect their times. Just click on the photograph (St. Louis Cardinals, 1909) and study the men. Compared to modern players--this is, afterall, hundred years before BALCO--the sluggers look practically malnourished. So it has a redemptive quality that in the Steroids Era, David Eckstein (5'7", 165 lbs.), a scrawny guy, who would look at home on the 1909 Cards, won the 2006 World Series MVP. "He's the toughest guy I've ever seen in a uniform," said St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa, who also managed Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire.


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