Cards can't follow Easy Street

St. Louis keeps taking the long way 'round on the road to the World Series

Updated: October 14, 2011, 8:19 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- As the taxi pulled away from the hotel and headed toward Busch Stadium on Thursday afternoon, the man behind the wheel couldn't help but laugh. He saw the baseball fans in their red shirts and red hats and their ear-to-ear smiles and shook his head. But not until he heard an amplified voice from a nearby pep rally say "Cardinals" and "World Series" in the same sentence did he say something.

"Cards ain't gonna win no World Series," he said. "These people drinking too much ...

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