It’s a bit of a dreary one for Cardinal Nation.
Not that we’re not trying to be upbeat and gracious losers. We’ve all made our, “Well Boston earned it,” comments.
Tonight, the 2013 World Series kicks off, so it seems like as good a time as any to comment on the MLB’s backwards policy for awarding home field advantage for the series.
For those who don’t follow baseball, but still care, home field advantage is determined by the winner of the All Star Game, which is played in July. It’s the leagues attempt to make the game “matter.”
Please explain to me why the All Star Game needs to matter this much? Why can’t it just be a fun mid-season match-up?
Congratulations Cardinal Nation, our beloved Cards are officially a successful franchise.
Not because we’ve once again made it to the NLCS (our eighth time since 2000), although that’s a part of it.
No, it’s bigger than that — other fans hate us.
Now I’m not talking about the “hate” that comes with a rivalry like that of the Cardinals and Cubs. No, this is the kind of hate that is forged over years. It is made out of defeat and the bitterness that comes with it. Read the rest of this entry
Today marks the third day of the government shutdown (aka- our legislative branch’s epic temper tantrum). It also happens to also be the first day of postseason baseball.
It’s a tough decision for a blogger. Not for this particular blogger, but I imagine for others it could be difficult.
Personally, I’ve had enough of the theatrics and stubborn pigheadedness of Washington politics. Read the rest of this entry
It’s a sad day for Cardinal fans and for all fans of baseball. Yesterday we lost one of the greats: Stan “The Man” Musial.
The outpouring from players and fans has been evident on Twitter and Facebook (especially by those of us whose news feeds are mostly populated by Cardinals fans) but we all know that the loss will be felt most keenly on opening day, when one fewer red car makes its way around the diamond in the traditional parade of the living greats of Cardinal’s baseball history.
But for now, 2WC and family would like to express our sympathies to the Musial family and Cardinal’s organization and our thanks to “The Man” himself.
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