Along with some other (far more talented) people, I’m going to be writing about the Cardinals this season at Double Birds, a blog for Cardinals fans who no longer want to apologize for being Cardinals fans. Here’s Rob Mitchum with the Double Birds Manifesto:
The Cardinals and their fans have no reason for shame. It’s time to soak up the hate and go full-blown heel, if that’s what it takes. Let them mock “The Cardinal Way” and “Best Fans in Baseball,” let them describe the team as boring or too traditional, let them ascribe each year’s playoff run to luck, a soft National League, or the annual small sample size explosion of a diminutive middle infielder. Use one hand to point at the scoreboard and let the other act out your favorite middle finger choreography.