Those would be (of all people) Chicago Cubs fans. As far as baseball goes, I'm a Cardinals fan. Been one since birth. I've been a Colts fan since Ted Marchibroda's late 1970s run in Baltimore, mostly due to the fact that Mom couldn't tell a Dallas Cowboys sweatshirt from a Baltimore Colts sweatshirt. (I was 6, and had already learned that complaining at home was worse than dealing with kids at school.) Both of those teams have had series after series of horrible seasons. And each time I've just shrugged and said "What can you do?" and still watched the games. But for some reason this season I've felt something about a bad start to a season that I've never felt before: heartbreak. Pure "this can't be happening" and "why now when we had the right people in place" heartbreak. It's like being the main villain in a movie and shouting "NOOOOOOOOOOOOO" as your castle blows up around you because some meddling hero fulfilled some stinking prophecy.
As a way to possibly halt the heartbreak, I have a request for you, fellow SLGTers: please help me convince Chris Kerber to stop using the phrase "friendly confines" when referring to the Scottrade Center. This is not Wrigley Field. We haven't refused tickets to goats. The Blues have made trades that have come back to bite them in the ass, but that's the nature of sports. This heartbreak will end eventually, hopefully some time before the team's 100th anniversary. Before the 50th would also be nice!