since when did it become a bad thing to show your happiness and joy while playing a game that you love?? The Cardinals should not have said anything about the Dodgers but they are not wrong for showing how pumped up they are or how excited they are after a great play, great hit, or getting out of a jam especially during the post season. I am a baseball player and when one of your teammates or yourself does something to help you team you show your excitement without thinking because of your love for the game. I love seeing professional athletes show their excitement and joy after making a great play because it show their love for the game. Those of you who are bashing the Cardinals for doing this obviously have not played and loved a game so much that whenever you or a teammate did something to help you team in a big situation you just could not contain your excitement.
After last night's loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS, a few Cardinals players expressed dismay at some of the exuberance that was displayed by a few Dodgers players. "Mickey Mouse stuff," one called it. We at Deadspin share the Cardinals' concern for the soul of baseball. We want to see the game played the right way, which is why we'd like to see the following behavior eradicated from the diamond.