Re: Sick and tired of the cardinals
Fair enough. Busch Beer is to South St. Louisans what Old Style is to Cubs fans. It's something you kinda grow up with. I personally like it, but I've been drinking it a long time. It's certainly not a craft beer or microbrew. No argument there.
Keep your head up about the outcome. Baseball is cyclical. I remember a few years ago the Cardinals could beat everybody... except the Reds. It was infuriating. It looks like the tables may have turned this season.
Here's the good thing: Even with the loss and being 3.5 back or so, you're in the playoffs. The rest of the NL, outside of the central and all of the division leaders, is awful. Worst case scenario: You play in a wild card game. Win and you're in. The Cards made it work for them last year and were a win away from going to the WS. It's not the worst thing..
... But I'd definitely prefer to win the division.