The general consensus among fans and media following the Pittsburgh Pirates is that there's a large gap between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pirates. The Cardinals are seen as one of the best teams in the National League. They're a team that does everything right, has very few weaknesses, and a team that will coast to winning the NL Central, along with a majority of the games against the Pirates.

Meanwhile, the view on the Pirates is that they will be lucky to win a Wild Card spot, that they've got no chance of competing against the Cardinals, and that there's a huge disparity between the two teams. But do fans and media on the St. Louis side feel the same way?

Over the weekend, I was sent a message from a Cardinals fan on Twitter. The message simply said "how most of Cardinal Nat...

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