Don’t you do it.
Don’t you dare do it.
You’re watching those highlights from last night, seeing Albert go yard and Colby jack 2 home runs and go 4-4 and you’re thinking ‘5 games? 5 games isn’t completely unreasonable.’
Well it is. And so are you if you’re still hoping against hope that this Cardinal team takes advantage of the suddenly slumping Reds and makes one last desperate push for the postseason. Don’t let yourself get sucked back into this vortex of self-loathing hatred know as fandom of the 2010 Cardinals. You’re better than that. And you know it.
Watch the games. I’m not saying you shouldn’t have that right. But what I am asking is that you don’t invest a single iota of your emotion into this team anymore. They don’t love you back. They’re incapable this season. So put your passion into something that rewards you back.
It won’t be easy. In fact, tonight, the Cards will probably beat the Atlanta Braves to pull even closer in the Wild Card chase. But as soon as you drunkenly decide to give these dogs one more last final really this is it chance… just remember that Kyle Lohse is pitching on Sunday. Against Tim Husdon. And really, you know that means the best the Cardinals can do is 3 of 4 with 2 of 4 way more likely.
I hate to be the turd in the punch bowl.
Well, that’s not true. But I really do hate to be a bastard on a Friday. But I’ve been hearing rumblings overnight on Twitter and other places that broke my heart. People are talking themselves back into the 2010 Cardinals and they’re just going to end up more jaded for it at the end of the season.
I implore you to have some self-respect. To know when to say when.
Now, the Friday Links…
- Did you know that a lightbulb has lasted 109 years? LINK HERE
- Tennis: where fighting in the stands should happen way more oft. LINK HERE (HT: BNH)
- Nic Cage as everyone. Enough Said. LINK HERE
- Don't mess with my bone, tail. LINK HERE (HT: JRH)
- If you've ever liked Lego's on any level, then this is pretty cool. LINK HERE
- Who says Iran doesn't have a sense of humor? LINK HERE
Also, since the Dogtown Street Festival put together a super kick ass video for their event this Saturday, we figured we'd just straight embed the thing here and let you decide for yourself if it's worth your time to go down and check it out. I think you will.