We have classy fans. Of my FB friends who are better sports followers than I and have a serious streak of competition on their basic DNA, we're already seeing posts about what a great season the 2013 Cards gave us...that we have no reason to hang our heads in shame...and that Opening Day is only about 150 days away. Classy spirit.
We have a classy team of men - men of character - gifted men of character - who play with heart and play clean ball. Our guys don't go to the plate to play mind games like using their batting helmets to "scratch" their heads through bushy hair or excessive stepping in and out of the batter's box. They go to the plate to play ball. Argue however you want about how silent or free their bats were, but they don't play games that aren't the game of baseball on the field. Classy team.
I am thankful for who these men are - as players and husbands and fathers and as competitors - as a whole and as individuals - from Matheny to Yadi to Holliday to Wainwright to both Carpenters to the rookies like Wacha, Martinez and Rosenthal to Beltran as recipient of the Roberto Clemente award to the rest of the bench and back office. Classy organization.
Makes me proud to be from St. Louis, part of Cardinal Nation.
Not a long post; I just can't speak that long about any sport. This shouldn't even qualify as a mini-disseration. Just thoughts on my mind.
We will now return you to our regularly scheduled posts of family, friends, life events and baking. Stay tuned!