PURPOSE: To congratulate the Cardinals organization for winning its first World Series since 1982.
WHEREAS, on October 27 the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Detroit Tigers 4-2 to win the 2006 World Series, and
WHEREAS, ESPN and Sports Illustrated unanimously picked the Tigers to win the series, and
WHEREAS, the Padres and Mets were also heavily favored to beat the Cardinals in the first and second rounds of the playoffs, and
WHEREAS, several Cardinals players, including Preston Wilson, Game 5 winner Jeff Weaver, and World Series MVP David Eckstein were released from their former teams before joining the Cardinals, and
WHEREAS, Albert Pujols, Jim Edmonds, and Scott Rolen overcame numerous injuries to provide key hits in the series, and
WHEREAS, rookies Anthony Reyes, Adam Wainwright, and Josh Kinney recorded key outs in high-pressure situations, and
WHEREAS, Pitching Coach Dave Duncan revived the careers of Weaver and Game 4 winner Jeff Suppan, and
WHEREAS, Tony La Russa is now the only manager besides Sparky Anderson to win a World Series in both the National and American Leagues, and
WHEREAS, General Manager Walt Jocketty’s mid-season acquisitions of Weaver, Wilson, and Ronnie Belliard played critical roles in the Cardinals’ playoff run.
THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Missouri Student’s Association commends the St. Louis Cardinals for defying the odds to win their tenth World Championship.
EXECUTION CLAUSE: Upon passage this resolution shall be sent to the St. Louis Cardinals 4th Street Executive Offices.
Jonathan Mays Chelsea Johnson Corey Gibson
Operations Committee Chair SFRC Vice-Chair Chief of Staff