It's been a crap-tastic 24 hours or so for the few and proud of us that know the Cardinals aren't going to be as good the next few years without the services of the best player in baseball.
Humor is the best medicine. So let's look at few gems that have been sent in to The CD the past day.
From the Next Media Animation (aka the crazy Taiwanese animation) --
From BND.com --
From great American Robin Rath, comes this e-mail, culled from the all-Cardinals fantasy league he is in:
"Men. Today is a sad day. I have been distraught. I have been unhappy. I have been downright school girl sad.
But today is about the future.
Today is about licking our wounds, rubbing some dirt on it, and running to first base, full sprint, Rex The Wonder Dog style.
Let me tell you what I believe.I believe in Team. I believe in Us. I believe in a thing called love. I believe in Cardinal Nation.
I believe in Waino, and Carp, and HiMe, and Harris. I believe in Sauce, and Poop Lip, and Lyle, and Scrabble, and Salsa. I believe that Mike Matheny is a better influence on Yadier Molina than Albert ever could be. I believe that Mike believes in Bryan Anderson and that’s all I need to know.
I believe that a fat Elvis, is still Elvis, and Elvis is great at any weight. I believe that 9 out of 10 moms choose Skippy. I believe that Mr. Freese needs a better nickname. I believe in Tyler Greene.
I say again sirs, I believe in Tyler Greene.
I believe that Lego, LL Jon Jay, Tortie, Add-Wrong, and some guy named Erik Komatsu will be more than ample. I will proudly don my Ryan Ludbillard jersey, and I will wear my jean shorts, and I will wear my work boots. And I will gladly pay $9 for a smooth Busch Beer or an easy drinking Busch Light.
They can take our lives, but they will never take OUR FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am Cardinal Nation.
I repeat: I AM Cardinal Nation.I am Cardinal Nation.WE, are Cardinal Nation."
And from Bill Ivie:
Off-season? There is no such thing for the Cardinals this winter. Let's enjoy what we can and try to find some humor in getting dumped.
Have a great weekend. And if you find interesting web gems, please pass them along via the 'CONTACT' tab above.
I'm getting a little fed up with all the people saying how loyalty is different from a fan's perspective, that many player's just don't feel that connection. That this is just business, and Albert has the right to cash in. I ask you this: What gives him the right? I do. You do. athooks does. Fresh WC does. Who turns the turnstiles? Who is riding the bus more often or brown baggin their lunch for the next couple months because they spent a truckload on grossly overpriced WS memorabilia? Now if you don't have as much financially and emotionally invested, and you can be more "sensible" about all this, you have that right. But for me it's fuckin personal. Baseball is fuckin personal. Will I get over it? Yes. But right now I'm fuckin pissed, and I've earned the right to be.