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Originally Published: October 3, 2006
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com

Everyone had an opinion -- which, of course, is what we pay them for.

Rob Neyer: "The only parallel is the 1964 Phillies, who had a huge lead with two weeks to play and wound up blowing it. The Cardinals are not going to do that."

Jayson Stark: "A lot of things that have been building up have all come together -- trying to find people to manufacture runs who are not named Albert Pujols, and trying to find someone who can close a game."

Jerry Crasnick: "The Cardinals obviously ...

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