After getting dumped by Jason Heyward for basically Regina George, the Cardinal fandom expressed a combination of emotions: bitter, hurt, angry, disappointed, betrayed.
Oh, this was just me? Whoops.
Anyway, it was a real shot to the self-esteem, you know? Then I read this quote from Kolten Wong in Benjamin Hochman's article from the St. Louis Post Dispatch:
"I came to my agents and said I wanted to do an extension, because I have a lot of ties to St. Louis," Wong said during a news conference at spring training, an hour before the Cards' opener against Florida Atlantic University. "After '13, they gave me a chance to come back and really reinvent myself and show them that wasn't me. After that, I wanted to be a Cardinal. I feel like it was something I needed to do. Now, we get to step in and be a part of a bunch of brothers out there."
Kolten also had this to say:
What a day today has been for my family and I! We're truly blessed to be able to get this deal done and be a Cardinal for another 5 years!
What a day today has been for my family and I! We're truly blessed to be able to get this deal done and be a Cardinal for another 5 years!— Kolten Wong (@KoltenWong) https://twitter.com/KoltenWong/status/705176858707542017">March 2, 2016
Thank you for all the support, I have a special place in my heart for St. Louis and https://twitter.com/hashtag/CardinalNation?src=hash">#CardinalNation
Thank you for all the support, I have a special place in my heart for St. Louis and https://twitter.com/hashtag/CardinalNation?src=hash">#CardinalNation— Kolten Wong (@KoltenWong) https://twitter.com/KoltenWong/status/705177467619811328">March 2, 2016
Kolten wanted to be a Cardinal. Yeah, it is a different situation with him being drafted by the team and having more ties to it, but still - it made my heart whole again. I got my groove back.
Sorry. It is not me, Jason. It is you.
(Just kidding - I still love you, please remember me when your first opt out is available in three years!)
what else is going on in baseball...
- Clayton Kershaw putting up record numbers | MLB.com
- Dayron Varona excited about Rays opportunity | raysbaseball.com
- A set of Ty Cobb cards worth more than $1 million was just found in an old paper bag | MLB.com
- What your MLB jersey choice says about you. | Sports on Earth
- Five of the most memorable national anthem performances from 2015 | MLB.com
- Dusty Baker called Bryce Harper 'Royce,' so Harper's been calling his manager 'Rusty' | MLB.com
- You Guys Officially Don’t Like Our Royals Projection | FanGraphs Baseball
- Dodgers Pitching Depth Begins to Erode | FanGraphs Baseball
- Dodgers to test pitching depth after Brett Anderson injury | True Blue LA
- Baseball’s Best Backups | FanGraphs Baseball
- The 11 genres of baseball photos from Photo Day | SBNation.com
- Who are MLB's best active non-All-Stars? | Sports on Earth
what the cardinals are up to...
- Cardinals Lock Up Kolten Wong in Frugal Manner | FanGraphs Baseball
- Cuban center fielder has Cardinals attention | Derrick Goold: Bird Land | stltoday.com
- Video streaming of Cardinals' telecasts in the works | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
- Hochman: Confident Lyons brings versatility to Cardinals | Benjamin Hochman | stltoday.com
- Clear vision giving Pham a boost | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
KNOW THINE ENEMY...
the nl central
- The Brewers are preparing to say whether their dog mascot is an impostor | SBNation.com
- MLB Over/Unders: All in on the Cubbies in 2016 | SportsLine.com (Thanks to Mark of OKC for this link!)
viva el stuff...
What would it take for Kolten Wong to improve his OBP? | Viva El Birdos
What would it take for Grichuk to bat .___/.___? | Viva El Birdos
Why the QO System Is Broken and Why Draft Picks are Underrated | Viva El Birdos