A non-Cardinals fan can even say that the Cardinals are a good team. So there’s something that we can all agree on. But here’s a question that I ask myself almost every day. Is Cardinal Nation spoiled?
So far, the you can count how many series the Cardinals lost on just two hands. We were just currently in 2nd place in the National League Central behind the Pirates (Wow, so bad, right?). We were first place in the MLB for quite a while. For some reason, after the All Star Game, the Cardinals hit a slump starting on July 26th against the Atlanta Braves. Our offense was taking a major decline. The Cardinals were not acting like the team Cardinal Nation knew. So let me get to my point..
I can say myself, I am a Twitter addict. I follow many Cardinals fans. During a win, we are as happy as can be. During a loss, it seems as if they gave up on the Cardinals. Yes, even after one loss. I have come to the conclusion that we are so used to winning, winning, and more winning. Cardinal Nation has what EVERY fan base has – Bandwagoners.
I always ask Cardinal Nation on Twitter, “Don’t you guys remember the slump that the Cardinals hit in 2011?” That always reminds them who got the rings and trophy that year. Yet we still complain after a loss. This is why I believe we are spoiled. The bandwagoners have got to stop (Even though we all know they never will). Every baseball fan knows that there are 162 games a season, and that we can’t win every single one of them. No, not even the Cardinals. Can’t we all understand that not every team is perfect? That not every pitcher’s ERA is in the 2.00’s or 1.00’s? I mean come on, maybe every fan base should do a weekly reality check.
Let’s look at the St. Louis Post dispatch. Names will be left out.
“The season is over. Don’t kid yourself.”
“Just pray that both Cincy and Arizona don’t get hot or we could be out of the Wild Card. We are only 7.5 ahead of Arizona.”
“This season is over as well as it should be. This team has been a teaser all along.”
Seriously, St. Louis?! Come on now. Have some faith in your own team. This is why I think we are spoiled. Let’s stop acting so spoiled and cheer on the Cardinals. Sometimes I disagree with the term “best fans in baseball” with the way some people bash on their own team. But hey, like I said, every team has “those fans”. So let’s take a chill pill, relax, and really enjoy the love of the game of baseball.
Keep flying, Cardinal Nation.