I can’t be anything but thankful that my favorite team had another successful, 100-game winning year. At any point of the season, to be at 40+ games above .500 is unreal. There are rumors that insinuate an upcoming drought. The Cubs and the Pirates are both predominant threats that are just heating up, and as the Cardinals tanked in the playoffs, the twittersphere is hinting at a new era.
Slow your roll, twitter. The Cubs were better than us, plain and simple. Our pitching bailed us out in the regular season, and our offense bailed us out in the playoffs. There wasn’t enough balance, and we weren’t able to keep up. That’s OK. It wasn’t our year, but it might be theirs. Honestly, if they’re able to hit that many homers in postseason play, they better represent our division in the World Series.
I was hopeful for 2015, but I can’t tell you how thankful I am for that magical 2011 year. Personally, I think it was the best run of postseason play in history. (Granted, I was born in 1994, so what do I know?) Still, it is something that I will have for the rest of my life. As much as I hate the Cubs, their fans deserve something like that too.
To be able to produce 100 wins with all of the injuries is frankly amazing.
- Adam Wainwright
- Carlos Martinez
- Yadier Molina
- Matt Adams
- Matt Holliday
- Jamie Garcia
- Jon Jay
- Randal Grichuk
We were able to win the hardest division in baseball! If we could overcome all of that, there’s no way we’re entering a drought. I have faith in Mozeliak. The Heyward trade was genius.
When the Cardinals come back for the 2016 season, they’ll be a threat. No doubt.
I can’t wait.
Thank you Cardinal Nation. Without the support of the fans, the team would be nothing.