St. Louis Cardinals fans had, apparently, assembled en masse outside the team’s executive offices in Busch Stadium DEMANDING someone anyone DO SOMETHING! I am reminded of the eternal debate between the chicken and the pig regarding breakfast…
To whom is breakfast more important – the chicken or the pig? That debate invariable goes to the pig. While the chicken’s eggs are important they are simply a “contribution”. The pig’s sausage and bacon constitutes a significant “commitment”. That relates to St. Louis Cardinals how?
NOTE: This column was submitted 20 minutes BEFORE the press conference; but the premise is still applicable.
Fans, ever how die-hard and distraught, like the chicken, contribute passion, enthusiasm and discretionary income in tickets and merchandise.
Cardinals ownership, management and players are totally committed pigs. “The ball club” is their livelihood.
Both camps are acutely aware of recent distressments(?). The more viscerally distraught fans may not believe ownership, management and players share their angst. I am certain they do.
I saw Mike Matheny grimace in Thursday’s postgame interview. Emoting is not Mike’s forte.
When the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber blasted that Grand Slam ever how many losses ago (five but who’s counting) all of Cardinals Nation muttered an invective. We may not all choose the same invective, but the disappointment was seismic.
Lets not even discuss Scooter Gennett. Holy Cow!
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Bill DeWitt, John Mozeliak, Mike Matheny, down to the 25th man on the roster know why, heading to the bottom of the 7th, Dan McLaughlin no longer says “Time to stretch.”
Instead Dan says “lets all say a prayer…” that we won’t blow THIS one in the final three innings.
Of late Dan’s prayers have gone unanswered. As you know.
I have checked with St. Louis area maternity wards. Since early April, no joyful parents have named their newborn “Brett” or “Cecil.”
A number of one-way bus tickets to “anywhere but here” have been purchased in Brett Cecil’s name by anonymous die-hard Cardinals fans. Ouch!
During these dark days I learned I am the only on-line scribe who does not have a proxy to speak for “all St.Louis Cardinals’ fans everywhere.” I have one opinion. It is all mine. How does one obtain a universal proxy?
My fellow Redbird Ranters have gauged the fury and wrath of “all St. Louis Cardinals fans everywhere” in DEMANDING DeWitt, Mozeliak, Matheny DO SOMETHING… and DO IT NOW by golly.
Their various …AND DO IT NOW suggestions seem to involve the same names – Jhonny Peralta, Brett Cecil, Chris Maloney (3rd base coach), John Mabry (hitting coach), and Mike Matheny and/or John Mozeliak. Last names beginning with “M” seem to be popular.
I facetiously mentioned recently Bill DeWitt selling the team to Stan Kroenke. A really longtime St. Louis sports fan topped that. He dredged up Bill Bidwell… OMG… NOOOO!
Leaving the DO SOMETHINGs up to Bill DeWitt Sr. would be the prudent way to go.
Many/most of the hot bloods currently bearing pitchforks and torches outside Busch Stadium have no memory whatsoever of The “Stormy” Bill Bidwell Era… a sobering reminder of the passing of time.