Monday, February 8, 2021

Don't worry, it's all an illusion

I hope no one was too worried. 

Wow, has it really been that long?

Anyway, all is well. Things have changed quite a bit since I've been gone, though. Both in my life and in the baseball world.

Ups and downs doesn't quite accurately describe the intense losses and breath-taking highs that have defined the Cardinals these last 10 years.

We won in 2011. And what a win.



David Freese, everybody.

Oh, and I may or may not have sent Nelson Cruz a fruit basket after Game Six. 

Albert moved on. 


Greener pastures or whatever. I was angry. Hurt. Confused. Inconsolable. Then I got over it.

Chris Duncan passed on. 


He's playing left field in Heaven, I have no doubt. And if he isn't, then I don't want to go.

Tony spent a day in jail for "driving while entitled."


Maybe that wasn't the exact charge, but close enough. 

Anthony Reyes became an LA County fire fighter. 

And proved once and for all that he is the hero I always knew him to be.

Jason Isringhausen was inducted into the Cardinals HOF and the Missouri Sports HOF. 



The team barely looks the same and yet it's still the Cardinals we know and love. Life is funny. And sad. And millions of other adjectives depending on a million things. 

I only wish I could have some of those moments back. 

p.s.  I know there are maaaaany more significant things that have happened, these are just the ones that popped into my head first.