High Sock Sunday returns in full force.
The St. Louis Cardinals used to have the tradition of “High Sock Sunday” where their players would wear their socks up to their knees like Randal Grichuk does in the picture above. However, over the past season or two it seems to have been losing its popularity. Part of this can be attributed to the loss of players like Jon Jay who loved the tradition.
Adam Wainwright, Randal Grichuk, Kolten Wong and Matt Adams seemed to carry on the tradition last season but three of those players either spent significant time on the bench or in the minor leagues. Now everyone except Adams should be starting consistently in 2017 but High Sock Sundays needs more support. Fowler sports high socks so that’s one but he can’t be the only one burdened with bringing fun out onto the field.
Make the 2017 Playoffs.
The final wish for the 2017 season is simple: make the playoffs. It was incredibly disappointing witnessing a team win 100 games in 2015 only to miss the playoffs in 2016 on the final day of the season. The St. Louis Cardinals is an organization that is built on wins and their fan base is incredibly spoiled because of that. But, that doesn’t change the expectations. Winning is what matters, especially when your division rival who you’ve bullied for a century wins the World Series.
Signing Dexter Fowler and Brett Cecil while trading Jaime Garcia are all meaningless moves unless the purpose is to win. If a team takes one of the best lead-off hitters in the league and decides to move him down in the order in hopes he can be an All-Star bat in the 3-hole, then they better expect to win. This entire wish list is all meaningless and a fan’s false dreams unless the team goes out in 2017 and wins. So please Cardinals, all I want for Christmas is a strong presence in the 2017 playoffs.
What are your wishes for the St. Louis Cardinals come 2017? Christmas is around the corner and now is the time to really ask for what you want. This list was just some of the wishes I personally had. If you agree or disagree let me know. Or if you have more to add, post them. Thanks.