High praise from an opinion we respect. Will Leitch is a big St. Louis Cardinals fan, and he thinks the Reds have something: The rivalry between Tony La Russa and Dusty Baker has always been an entertaining one, and having just watched the full series between the Cardinals and Reds last weekend, I can attest that the Reds are a lot better than anyone realizes. It would be kind of an amusing irony if Baker ends up taking the Reds to the World Series, something he could never make happen with the Cubs. The only thing that would be better? If Jim Essian came back. I loved that guy. Anyway, yeah: I’m officially terrified of the Reds. And I don’t even think Dusty’s going to shred all those pitchers’ arms this time either. [Deadspin]