"If I were commissioner I'd certainly change it, where we could get Nap in there," said Jake Peavy, Boston's Game 3 starter.
"I think that we certainly have a little bit of a disadvantage, just simply because of the way our roster is constructed as opposed to theirs. They're a National League ballclub, and they're going to play with their normal lineup tomorrow night, with the way they were built. Being an American League team, we're going to miss a huge middle-of-the-lineup bat tomorrow night."
Cardinals Game 1 starter Adam Wainwright found out he was a finalist for a Gold Glove and couldn't resist poking fun at himself over the timing of the announcement.
Wainwright, who won a Gold Glove in 2009, noted a pitcher who is strong defensively can really help "If you can catch little popups right to you."
After going error-free during the regular season, the 19-game winner hasn't forgotten what happened in this year's World Series opener. He called for an easy pop fly and then assumed five-time Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina would take over, and the ball fell between them for a hit by Stephen Drew that helped Boston to a two-run second inning.
"You can't do anything in life waiting for someone else to take charge," Wainwright lamented.