Posted by The Right Reverend on February 9, 2006
I can’t speak for every Cardinal fan, but I can speak for myself. My initial reaction to all this was one of disgust, until reason kicked in. Hey, isn’t this the ownership team the ones who replaced the real “penny-pinchers”? Isn’t this the onwership group that has drastically increased payroll, and has fielded a winning product consistenly? I am only 26, but I still remember some of the sad ol’ days of watching my team trade Willie McGee to save some dough.
There have been a lot of changes suddenly, and I think in the long run they maybe for the better. Cardinal fans are people, and of course most people don’t like change. And Cardinal baseball runs so rich with tradition. With so many of the changes happening at once, it’s human nature to wonder what the heck is going on and get fearful.
I’m not saying it’s right, but I’m one of these young, out-with-the-old types. You want to cry about KMOX? Get an XM satellite radio, and thank me for the suggestion later. Don’t like the new stadium? Please, the old stadium was an eyesore and a heat trap. I have fond memories there, sure, as most of you do. But from what I see of the new one, it’s a change for the good.
Really, all that worries me a little is the sell-off notion. I’m not burying my head in the sand, but until I see some real evidence that it’s imminent, I don’t see it happening. Not for a while, at least. If anything, the Cardinals are going to be even more of a money-maker. If I were DeWitt, I’d hold on a little longer because the value looks like it’s going to continue to rise.