DEAR ST. LOUIS CARDINALS ORGANIZATION:
As one of two Cardinals fans in an office of Cubs and White Sox fans during your 2004 self-destruction at the World Series, I would humbly ask that you not screw up anywhere near as bad as you did then. In fact, I'd like you guys at the very least to force a Game 7 if you're going to be tougher on yourself than the Tigers. In return I will retract some of the statements I've made to others about the wisdom of placing Yadier Molina on the starting lineup. Good catchers are able to keep their pitchers from getting too erratic and Molina seemed not to be able to do that on a regular basis. I will be willing to chalk it up to rookie-itis or something similar if the team can win the World Series.
So, St. Louis Cardinals organization, I close my letter wishing you the best of luck and hoping that the cries of "Next year for sure!" stay firmly planted at 1040 West Addison in Chicago.