By the time October comes around I am pretty much like a zombie glued to my TV (or in this case computer) watching playoff ball. This is multiplied 10x when the Cardinals are in the running. So you can imagine what life was like until they won the World Series. Now, life is pretty much back to normal and clearly, I’ve been away from my blog for awhile.
But, I’m back in order to make a few comments. So, let’s get started.
First, what a season. I’m still somewhat in shock that I witnessed a Cardinals World Series championship. I’ve seen a lot of great Cardinal moments over the years. Moments, that as a Cardinal fan, you don’t forget. But, I don’t know that anything can compare with this season, ending in the greatest thing a baseball fan can see. Your team celebrating on the field after the last out of a hard fought series and proving that they deserve to be on top. What a great high after such a low, low feeling that us Cards fans had in ’04. It was awesome.
And the good news keeps coming. Rolen picked up his 7th….yes his 7th gold glove. The great part of this being, of course, that he was prevented from earning it last year because of his injury. From his grand slam on opening day until now, Rolen has shown us that he is back to form and one of the greatest third baseman in the game.
Despite Pujols’ long list of awards, trophies, honors and hitting records, he has long stated that what he wanted was a gold glove. Many Cardinal fans felt like his defense was worthy this year of the honor and luckily, we’re not the only ones who felt that way and he picked up his first of what will probably be many gold gloves.
I have more things to say about possible trade rumors, who the Cardinals should sign vs. who they will sign and more such things. But, that will have to wait until I have more time to put together a decent post.
For now, I will leave you with what has been a frequently asked question on the blog these days. As you know, the title of my blog is called Party Like It’s 1982. This is the first blog I have done over the course of the entire season and therefore, my first blog to have this title. And after only a few months it has become obsolete. Many have wondered, will I change the name of the blog?
For the answer, I go to you. What do you think? Should I leave the name? Should I change it? And if I do change it, what should it be changed to?
I’m thinking strongly of closing down the blog for the winter and starting it back up in the spring. So this will be mainly for what the blog should be called in the 2007 season. (Side note: I think that MLB should offer the yearly subscription for $35 since the baseball season (including October) is 7 months. And then the winter would basically be like a bonus, since obviously most people will blog less during this time. I’d get a yearly subscription instead of monthly if that were the case.)
So, without further ado, the options are:
a- Keep ‘Party like it’s 1982!’ We’re baseball fans and superstitious. If you change it, the Cardinals won’t win the Series next year!
b- Change it to ‘Party like it’s 2006!’ This team is the new 1982 team and to who all future teams will be compared!
c- Change it to ‘The Blog Formerly Known as ‘Party like it’s 1982!’ It’s the best of both A and B!
d- Change it to something else entirely. It should definitely be called _________ because _____________________________________.
Clearly, if you pick option D, you need to fill in the blanks with your own idea. Looking forward to a lot of fun ideas and seeing which names people like better.
Fan of a world championship team,