I can certainly understand why. Having the extreme misfortune of living there for awhile as a kid, I still have baseball friends in that area even though I've been back home in NC for over 35 years. And those friends back there are obnoxious as hell. The last thing I want to have happen is us lose to them so I have to listen to their sh** for possibly years on end, until we can beat them in the playoffs. Losing to them would be equally as irritating to me as losing to the Faillies, Mutts, Dodgers, Yankees or Red Sox.
Three weeks ago I felt like the Cardinals weren't even in the same class as us. Our sudden rash of injuries has made me very concerned because their pitching is so damned good. We look like a team in disarray to me, I sure hope Freddie and Acuna are ok and we can flip the switch back on starting Thursday.
I'd love to be the one serving Cardinals fans the big sh** sandwich instead of having it served to me.