Vitale revels in Cardinals win


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Penguins center Joe Vitale is such a fan of his hometown St. Louis Cardinals and riding such a high after their win against the Pirates in the National League Divisional Series that he's pronoun-afflicted.

As in, he uses "us" and "we."

"We're going all the way this year," the beaming Vitale said of the Cardinals.

Vitale watched St. Louis' Game 5 clincher, a 6-1 win, from bed Wednesday night -- "I couldn't sleep until it was over," he said -- and is ready to turn his attention to the Cardinals-Los Angeles Dodgers matchup in the NL Championship Series.

"I think we've got our hands full," he said. "We had our hands full with the Bucs. It took a lot of steam out of us. I think it's going to be a great series. I think it's going to go seven. I think the Dodgers are a dangerous team, but I'm pulling for my Cards again."

Vitale made a point to give a shout out to the Pirates.

"It was a great series," he said.

"I was pulling for my hometown Cardinals, but I have all the respect for Pittsburgh as well. They're my second team. They had a great year. I'm really proud of them. They did the city great.

"I think moving forward they have a great ballclub to do something great next year."

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Shelly Anderson: shanderson@post-gazette.com and Twitter @pgshelly. First Published October 10, 2013 8:00 PM


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