The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day

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“This was a new recognition that perfection is admirable but a trifle inhuman, and that a stumbling kind of semi-success can be more warming. Most of all, these exultant yells for the Mets were also yells for ourselves, and came from a wry, half-understood recognition that there is more Met than Yankee in every one of us. I knew for whom that foghorn blew; it blew for me.”

–Roger Angell, The Summer Game

Yes, let’s keep this in mind.

The Cards have had a rough few weeks, but things are looking up, okay? Can we all just lighten up?