Dealing With Defeat

1524767_844076682310284_1270398505442522859_nYep, it had to happen.   The St. Louis Cardinals won a hundred games this season.  They overcame monstrous levels of injury and adversity.  They won without their best pitcher.  They won despite injuries to their All-star catcher and All-star left fielder.  And they were riding high going into the playoffs.

But the Cubs were riding higher.  The Cubs were the third best team in baseball this year, but they swept into the playoffs on a winning streak.  Hotter than hot, they beat the Pirates in the Wild-Card playoff.    The Pirates were the second best team in baseball this year.  And the Cardinals won the first playoff game 4 to 0.  Naturally the Cubs would take out the Cardinals in the next three straight games.  They’ve already beaten the best teams in baseball this year.

So, to get even, I will root for the Cubs to win the World Series.  That’ll fix them.  They NEVER win when I’m rooting for them.  They will go up against either the stinky Dodgers or the ursine Mets.  I will cheer for them, and their need to always let me down will be greater than their need to win the World Series.  The Cubs curse will go on.

Life has been like that for me.  I told you in my recent post about bad omens that doom was looming again.  So, I will struggle forward, continue to fail, and try to laugh it off.  I’m not taking it personal.  It is only my life.

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4 responses to “Dealing With Defeat

  1. Said day in Cardinal Land. If it makes you feel any better, I am Braves fan and we were teased often going into the playoffs, yet won only one championship during the run.

    • I remember. I always liked some of the Braves players, and Joe Torre went from being a Cardinal player to managing the Braves (before becoming a hated Yankee). But I never rooted for the Braves. You will be happy to know I rooted for the Cubs when they played the Braves. So I am the reason the Braves always won those games.

      • Bobby Cox always gave Joe Torre credit for setting the stage for the Braves run. It would be nice if the Cubs can take the prize this year.

  2. I’m rooting for the Cubs… so they will lose. They never win when I want them to. God decreed this or something.

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