Cardinals Fans: Thank You
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
Four years ago, I moved from the only home I ever knew just outside of New York City to St. Louis, Missouri, where I would be attending school for the next few years. I grew up a passionate Mets fan, which meant I was obligated to hate the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina, the 2000 NLCS, the '80s rivalry, their unbelievably irritating ability to win year after year. Not to mention taking Carlos Beltran away from us. They were the worst.
When I came to St. Louis, I was aspiring to be in the world of sports media. I worked for a couple radio stations, wrote for a couple blogs, and was basically forced to learn about the Cardinals, their franchise and their culture. They were an entertaining team to watch, but not one that I could ever adamantly support. The reality was that the pain of that devastating curveball still burned in my memory. I could still see that gloomy impression on Aaron Heilman's face, seconds before he let up that most unbearable home run. It was crushing.
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