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October 2, 2012

Cardinals Worth Caring About

Will Leitch loves his baseball team and its former players—including Darrell Porter—so much that he may think about some Cardinals alums more than they think about themselves.

Patrick Burns

If you've followed Will Leitch and read his work over the years from Black Table and Deadspin to New York Magazine and Sports on Earth (and, heck, even on Twitter), it's impossible you've missed his love of the St. Louis Cardinals. His entry for catcher Darrell Porter—a former Cardinal, of course—for the new baseball-profile collection The Hall of Nearly Great opens with a sizable chunk dedicated to Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, 24 years after Porter last played a major-league game. Even nearly a year later, Leitch's prose creates the feeling of experiencing for the first time the incredible moments of David Freese's game-tying triple and game-winning walk-off homer.

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