St. Louis Sports: I Think, Therefore I Am Wrong

There are national days of everything, but today was made for us!

For those of you who didn’t know–and if you didn’t, don’t feel bad–today is “Everything You Think is Wrong Day.” I find National Days of (insert your cause here) to be a bit overdone, but today is special. It’s as if this day was created with opinionated sports fans in mind. I have a couple of friends who, in their infinite wisdom, believe that, as this day suggests, everything I think is in fact wrong. In honor of the holiday, I’ve decided to let you all in on the fun. What follows is a list of a few things I think about St. Louis sports. If I’m wrong, then tell me I’m wrong. This is the day comment boards were created for.

I think…

  • That despite their current first place standing and their recent 6-game winning streak, the Blues should actually be concerned. Why? Their recent penchant for blowing leads late in the game, that’s why. They’ve gone on to win these games in overtime and a shootout, but failing to close out games CANNOT become a trend as they head into the playoffs. In a season of ups and downs, the Blues need to make sure Monday night’s loss to Calgary was a small bump on their way to a deep playoff run.

    Mar 12, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz (73) puts the ball in play against the Houston Astros during the game at Roger Dean Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Astros 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jhonny Peralta’s injury will be a positive thing in the long run. Alright, I’ll admit I’m even beginning to fawn over the spring Aledmys Diaz has put together so far.  Aside from that, we all know Mike Matheny has his favorites, and forced time off will prevent Matheny from running Jhonny into the ground and keep him fresh for October.

 

  • The Billikens are one bad coaching hire away from complete and irreversible irrelevance.
    Mar 22, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Saint Louis Billikens fans cheer in the first half of a men

    Mar 22, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Saint Louis Billikens fans cheer in the first half of a men

    Chris May has a tall order ahead of him. In all fairness to Jim Crews, you never want to be the guy after THE guy, but in his last two seasons as head coach the Billikens suffered 42 losses. Now the real challenge: finding a coach to bring them from the brink of despair.

  • Kevin Demoff is despicable.  To be “thankful, or not thankful” that your team lost 4 in a row to fall “woefully out of the playoff hunt” is a complete joke. On top of that, the Rams apparently attempted to sneak contract clauses binding new players to Missouri workers’ compensation laws rather than California’s much more worker friendly laws. This wraps up a week of news that pretty much sums up what most of St. Louis already knew: Demoff and the Rams are vile.
  • I might love Gary Bettman. Yes, he’s probably no better than the second-worst commissioner in sports, but he came through for our city when we needed it. The Winter Classic is coming to Busch Stadium, and we as a city get a chance to show that we are more than just a baseball town. I’ve seen some people in the Twittersphere complaining that we don’t need Bettman’s charity. They’re right, we don’t need it, but we’ll take it and we can be thankful for this opportunity. It’s going to be a great day in this city. Now, about getting a ticket.
  • The Cubs are better than the Cardinals on paper. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I don’t think the Cubs will win the World Series or even the division. The media fawning over the Cubs is already at an epic level, and we’re not even close to Opening Day. I always like to look at who has the most pressure on them. The Cubs have 108 years of pressure on them. That, paired with the pressure that they have brought upon themselves, adds up to a lot. The Cubs are confident, dare I say arrogant, and watching this young team work their way through the season will be fun to watch. I don’t think they handle it and I think the Cardinals rule the roost of the Central for another year.

That’ll just about do it. I’d be happy to know what you think, but beware…because today “Everything You Think is Wrong.”