I tried to avoid writing about this, but I couldn't think of anything else to write. I couldn't think of anything else to write because I can't think of anything else. There was a tragic shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech and Mythbusters shot a cannonball through someone's house. These are big news items, but all I can think about is baseball. I know, I know! This is ridiculous, but such a person am I. So let me get this out and then we can go back to the important stuff.
have these claims. So with all of the goodness in St. Louis and the possibility to be a legend forever, how do you walk away? (Yes I mean forever, Stan Musial and Lou Brock still come around and people still mob them like superstars.) $40 million is a lot of money, but not when you are over the $200 mark. I see the AL had the DH argument. I get that, but why not in St. Louis for 6 or 8 and then 2 or 4 years of the AL. Or how about not playing until 42 and retire a Cardinal. Be a legend and a superstar forever?
I'm not worried about our season. I trust the front office to get quality players that we need. I think we will contend. It isn't the team I'm thinking about. I'm disappointed that yet another athlete has gone after money before love of the game. Another athlete picked temporary pleasures over the lasting name of a legend. I'm disappointed as a Cardinals fan, as a sports fan, and as a person. A part of me is saying, "Then you are lifting one person up too high on a pedestal. You are expecting too much out of a mere human. Aren't there times that you do the exact same thing?" My answer to that is Yes. There are times I do the same thing and I shouldn't be so disappointed. I'm working on it, but sometimes you just expect more out of people. I guess the lesson to take from this is for me to be who I expect other to be.
What do you think about all this? Opinions on Pujols' decision? Opinions on my reaction to it?