Cardinals fans are among baseball's best. They are passionate if somewhat fair-weather, and they are spoiled because their team wins. A lot.
It doesn't matter that you had the best record in baseball. What matters is that you play in a small market, and the money talks, and TV ratings walk. As a matter of fact, baseball has struggled with historically low viewer numbers this year.
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Nobody outside St. Louis area really cares how the Cardinals do. Baseball fans will only watch if there is drama, like two years ago when the World Series went to seven games and there were cliff-hangers and story lines galore. Last year's World Series was terrible because it went only four games and the Giants absolutely crushed the Tigers. I like the Tigers, but I have no trouble admitting it was brutal. And I only watched part of two games.
Click here if you don't believe me about the TV ratings.
If you are a Cardinals fan, you should revel in this team because they've done it the right way and they have a great chance to win it all for the second time in three years. Watch the games when they are on. Let's hope there are some close series and interesting endings.
Let me know how it turns out.