This morning, I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It’s not usual for me to wake up and just feel blah, or meh, or whatever, but today I did. Maybe it was because I had my alarm set for 5:00 to go for a run, and I turned said alarm off and slept for another hour. No run=the beginning of my “case of the Mondays”.
I can usually tell by the way my day goes if our beloved Cardinals are going to get a win. Well, it wasn’t a bad day, so I tried to be optimistic. Seems as if I wasn’t the only one with the Mondays. From the time I turned the TV to the game, I knew that it may not be pretty. Trying to turn this case of Mondays around, I was irritated that the game was being televised on the channel it was. I watched the ALCS last night, and was happy to hear Joe Buck calling the game. I thought for sure that’s who would be calling tonight’s game. Nope, no dice. Mondays.
That was just the beginning of the downfall for the rest of the night. As I cleaned up dinner, things were irregularly calm around our house (a house of 2 adults, a 6-year-old, a 3-year old, a grumpy German Shepherd and a hyper Doberman), I should have seen the signs… As the Power Rangers (my children) were fighting off the moogers and nylocks (yeah, I have no idea if I spelled those right, but those are the bad guys on Power Rangers), I couldn’t focus on the beginning of the game. Good news, though, Monday, you really gave it to me in the bottom of the 4th when you decided to give me some peace to cheer on the boys. I was just in time to catch Puig’s grandiose celebration after getting his only hit (so far) in the series in the form of a triple, scoring the Dodgers’ second run of the inning. Mondays.
At the time, I believed it was unfortunate that I had an engagement this evening at 9, especially while listening to the game on my drive over. I heard the bottom of the 5th lead-off triple by Ellis, and was happy to have arrived at my destination. Wouldn’t you know it, every time I tried to check my phone for the score of the remainder of the game, I couldn’t get coverage. Mondays.
Long story short, Cards took a loss in LA 3-0. We can blame jet lag, Hollywood star-gazing, or Mondays, but there is a good way to look at this: tomorrow is another day, and the Cardinals are still ahead in the series. A series that has to have a 4-game winner before it is over, so worst case scenario: it HAS to go back to St. Louis. So tomorrow, I’m going to get my tired self out of the right side of the bed, go for that early run, and I’m going to remember that not only is it Tuesday, but that I am a member of one of the strongest, most dedicated fan-bases in America. Those Dodgers, they don’t know nothin’ about how strong Cardinal Nation is.
Monday is just a few hours away from being over, and tomorrow, tomorrow, there will be no jet lag or “cases of the Mondays”.