St. Louis Cardinals: Dear Mr. DeWitt, Please do not…
The good citizens of Greater St. Louis are darn lucky to have The Arch, Forest Park Zoo, Ted Drewes, the St. Louis Cardinals… and Bill DeWitt as owner of “our team.” Do we take him for granted?
A pro sports team becomes “our team” when it is successful. It is “his team” when it is NOT successful. The St. Louis Cardinals‘ 80-year of success means Bill DeWitt owns “our team.”
If any fans should appreciate having an honorable gentleman owning it’s hometown team, it is St. Louisans. Does the name “Stan Kroenke” ring a bell? Cardinals fans should begin each day thanking your deity of choice for Bill DeWitt.
The DeWitt Family makes its fortune in several areas including over fifty Arby’s franchises. Did you know that? But Baseball has been a staple of the DeWitt portfolio for over 100 years.
The St. Louis Cardinals are not “a hobby.” It is the Top Priority with both Dad – Bill DeWitt Jr – and son Bill DeWitt III.
I don’t know Bill III’s job description as President… selecting hot dog mustards and who gets to be Fred Bird? I bet Dad gets directly involved in “the big stuff.”
The mood of some Cardinals fans is “sullen” right now. That all changes, of course, with a 4-5-game winning streak. Ergo this entreaty to Bill Jr and Bill III.
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Dear Bill & Bill: I know you know this, but I am going to remind you anyhow. I can because I have my very own Internet column on Redbird Rants.
"I want you to “stay the course”. Keep running “our Cardinals” like you have for 25 years. Whether there is a mythical “Cardinals Way” or not… keep doing what you’ve been doing. Please."
Select solid professionals for key management positions – good men (or women) of sound character and judgement. Provide them the tools to do their job (e.g. significant amounts of your $$). Like you do.
Those who wear the sacred “Birds on the Bat” should honor the memories of Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Pepper Martin, Ozzie Smith, and many others. ‘Tis a noble fraternity for sure.
Hold them accountable. If they prove not up to the task as sometimes happens… make changes after due evaluation.
"NOT after a dozen “hair-on-fire” Twitter screeds from galoots named “BuschBoy” and “WoodRiverWillie”.Bill & Bill; please do NOT Manage by Twitter."
So-called “fans” who tweet in ALLCAPS ate a lot of lead paint growing up. Pardon my French, but many of those spittle-spewing sumbitches are NUTZ.
Rule Of Thumb: Never trust any Cardinals fan who cannot spell “Schoendienst”.
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Hopefully we kick Cubs butts this weekend. But we are always a 3-game losing skid from the next angry twitter mob. Thank you for being “our owners.”