This “Cardinal Way” chatter that has been buzzing in the ears of Red Sox fans over the past few days took a beating after Game 1, but there is indeed something to it. To a man, the Cardinals were more surprised by their Game 1 performance than their Game 2 resurgence.
St. Louis players were matter-of-fact about the victory, blasé about the prospect of returning to Busch Stadium, where raucous fans will be waiting. The ringleader of this casual atmosphere was general manager John Mozeliak, who with his best Ben Stein impression attempted to describe his feelings between Games 1 and 2.
“I definitely don’t think there was panic, more like frustration and ‘get it over with,’ ” Mozeliak said. “That was very uncharacteristic to give up four or five outs. It’s not good.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.