MLB Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons to Root for the St. Louis Cardinals

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MLB Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons to Root for the St. Louis Cardinals
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The 2011 MLB playoffs have moved onto the championship series, leaving a mere four teams left to compete for the a trip to the World Series. With high-priced teams like the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies knocked out of the playoffs, casual fans may struggle to find a team to root for.

The relatively unknown Milwaukee Brewers face the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS. While the Detroit Tigers square off against the defending American League Champion Texas Rangers.

As the pressure builds up in these best-of-seven series, so does the excitement, the intensity and the joy.

For those 26 teams that are no longer playing, 26 baseball cities and 26 fan bases who still want to cheer on the glory and prestige of the MLB playoffs, here's five reasons to tune into the St. Louis Cardinals this postseason.

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