It’s a good morning. Yes, from a Cardinal fan. It’s a very good morning.
My FB feed is full of baseball. Not politics. Not terrorism. Not natural disaster. Not sickness. Not the news. Baseball. My game. There used to be a day when I could use the microphone as my tool to convey a message. Today, I use FB to write a letter to Commissioner Manfred.
Dear Mr. Commissioner-
Did you see last night’s game? Great stuff, eh? Our game succeeded. Did you see that game tying home run? Did you see the King of the NBA flex? Did you see these two teams attempt to end scores of sadness? Did you see one of them succeed? Did you see the curse end? So did I. So did my son. So did my daughter. So did most kids in Chicago and even Cleveland. You know who didn’t see it? Too Many kids in too many other cities. There’s nothing better than a Game7. It’s our … gulp… pardon the comparison … Super Bowl.
It needs to be played when future baseball fans including a future commissioner can watch the game. Sure, my son and daughter were awake, but you’ve sold our family. You know when I was sold? … after Game 7 of the 1982 World Series. There are others. Many others that just don’t know what we have… It’s our job to show them. It’s tough to do so late Wednesday Night into Thursday morning. I’ll tell you when we can show them, a weekend night. The World Series must begin on a Friday or Saturday. Our fans and non-fans deserve 4 weekend games. If Game 1 is on a Friday, Game 6 is on a Friday, Game 7 is on a Saturday. If Game 1 is on a Saturday then everything slides forward a day.
Don’t fear Sunday. Challenge us. It can be ours. This will allow you to push the start time up a bit and definitely will allow more children the chance to see their heroes earn that title. Our fans and future fans need to see a Game 6 and Game 7.
History was made last night. I’m a St Louis Cardinal fan. I’m supposed to be despondent this morning. No way. My game proved once again that it’s the best. Now, I’m asking you, as my game’s leader, to allow the world to see our game at its greatest.
A Baseball Fan