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An Open Letter to Cardinal Nation

by Aaron Mullins

I’m hoping that this letter doesn’t pertain to all of you, but it’s something I’ve been thinking of for a while.

Are you kidding me? The amount of blatant hate and disrespect I see from our “fanbase” is utterly ridiculous. We are called the best fans in baseball, yet I constantly see people belittling the players, coaches, and other fans.

It’s disgusting. It’s unnecessary. It’s disappointing.

When the team’s struggling, I understand it can put you in a bad mood. I totally get it. I’ve had a meltdown or two having to deal with the ups and downs of college football season, so believe me… Watching your team struggle sucks.

We have to remember that these players are giving it everything they have.   They will never be perfect.  We will never be perfect, yet we hold these athletes to such a standard that if they fail at all, we berrade them on social media.

We can’t win the World Series every year.  We can’t make the playoffs every year.  We cannot win every game.  As much as I’d love to see it, it’s just not the case. Stop holding the players and coaches to such unreachable standards.

JUST ENJOY THE GAME

Baseball is one of my greatest loves. It’s the first sport I played and the sport I’m most passionate about. When the Cardinals struggle, I’m disappointed, but instead of moaning and complaining, I try to look for something positive. When you focus only on what isn’t working, it just makes you become bitter and tough to be around.

I understand that I cannot change your feelings towards Matheny, the front office, or the players performance, but I’d love to see more positive thinking. This isn’t a bad team. The pitching staff has been terrific and the offense has the potential to be one of the best in the game. It hasn’t clicked yet, but I believe it can. And I hope you do too. The bullpen hasn’t been the best, but Hicks and Norris have been wonderful surprises thus far.

Don’t worry, I’m done with my rant. I just wish our fanbase could be more encouraging rather than discouraging sometimes. We are all in this together and we should be building up this team.  Not tearing it down.

Thanks for reading.

Aaron M.

Follow on Twitter – @AaronArchCity @SuspectsMusial

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