Okay, we get it. We in Cardinal Nation have become a
fickle bunch. Nothing you do is
ever good enough for us and even when you’re winning you’re not doing it the way
we want you to. We’ve been taking
you for granted. We treat you like
you’re the Pirates even after you’ve put together back to back 100+ win
seasons. We’re sorry.
We don’t mean to be rude. We just have such high expectations
because we’re proud of you. It’s
not like some places where they seem to like booing their team. We don’t. We want to cheer and encourage you on to
do great things both on and off the field.
Not because we think we deserve it but because we believe that you’re
capable of it.
We know we can pick on people from
time to time whether it’s Brad Thompson or Juan Encarnacion or Jason Isringhausen. You should know that
about us by now. We loved Matt Morris and JD Drew, but they drove us nuts sometimes. It’s usually all in good fun and it’s
not meant to be personal, it’s sometimes we lose sight of the fact that words
can hurt. We really didn’t mean
anything by it.
Basically what we’re saying is that
we know that we could have been better fans. We really do appreciate you and all the
great moments you gave us. If
there’s anything we can do to make things better for you or show you that we
really are truly, deeply sorry, let us know. You know us, we’re always there for you
when it counts. We’re sorry if we
didn’t take your feelings into account, but we’ll do better this time, we
…So, if you’ve forgiven us, could
you please, please start winning again?
We only want what’s best for you, after all.
Your friends in Cardinal