I was so in shock about the Cardinals actually winning the World Series that I found myself at a loss for words that wouldn't embarrass my family.
So I just tried to find something good besides, you know, Theo Epstein or Starlin Castro.
I looked back on the 2011 season and...why yes!
Right there at the beginning, when the Cubs told Carlos Silva that he could have a place in the minors or else get out of town.
That guy is over, and I found a small bit of happiness there.
I looked for more stuff that's either over, or I hope will be over.
I haven't really said anything about it, but the press conference and the way Theo Epstein chatted with sports talk radio was enlightening, smart, funny, and generous beyond belief.
I heard about consistency from the lowest levels of the Cub organization all the way to the top.
I heard Theo say he thought Ryne Sandberg was the humblest Hall of Famer ever, in a tone that had a little reverence to it.
I even heard him agree to some kind of competition where...was it that Cub fans would get to "name" his computer or computer system?
Something like that.
Anyway, the above gif I hope can give you a little sigh of relief, feel a little purge, stuff like that.