Over the course of the season the Mets and Yankees were the two best teams in the sport, but winning the World Series isn’t about what you do until September, but how you perform in October and both crapped out. The Yankees, more than the Mets.
The Yankees didn’t hit or pitch when it counted. The Mets didn’t hit for a couple of games in the NLCS.
It wasn’t a compelling Series for several reasons, and let’s not even consider one of them being that neither NY team was present.
For some reason, the Tigers played terribly once the Series moved to St. Louis. It wasn’t a crisply-played Series, and the weather has to have something to do with that. The bottom line, is the Cardinals just played better in the clutch.