Playoff pressure doesn't faze Cards

The heat is on in the NLCS, and that's just the way St. Louis seems to like it

Updated: October 21, 2012, 3:04 AM ET
By Molly Knight | ESPN The Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO -- The St. Louis Cardinals didn't want to come back here.

They didn't want to board another long flight -- their third in seven days -- and give these pesky San Francisco Giants another chance to fight back from the ropes.

They didn't want to have take the field again in front of another relentless and rowdy San Francisco crowd.

And they certainly didn't want to face Ryan Vogelsong again, the journeyman pitcher turned postseason wizard ...

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