I live in the middle of Missouri, I grew up in St.Louis. When I was 8 I thought the Ozzie Smith backflip was the coolest thing in the world (Ok, it is still pretty cool). I love to listen to Mike Shannon do play by play on the radio. My Cardinal street cred is about as high as you can get.
Now I also work in Network Security. So my general disposition trends pretty hard pessimistic. I am trained to quickly see the worst possible outcome and try to mitigate it as quickly and painlessly as possible. ( I swear I am not as bad as that last sentence makes me out to be, I promise.)
My professional life makes it hard for me to be a good sports fan. With “good” meaning you always think that there is a chance for them to win no matter the odds or situation.
I didn’t think that the Cardinals had any chance to make the playoffs in August.
I really didn’t think that they were going to beat the Phillies.
My brain tells me they will have a hard time with the Rangers.
So talking to most people they wouldn’t consider me a good Cardinals fan. I try to be though. I am looking forward to the day I can sneak Landon out of school for an afternoon game at Busch 4. The nights I can turn on the radio in his room and he can listen to the game as he drifts off to sleep. I want to pass on my love for the cardinals to him.
So from now on I am going to try to be a good sports fan.
I predict that the Cardinals beat the Rangers in the World Series 4-2.
No rally squirrel needed.