I Think I'm Over It

OK, I think I'm finally over the '85 World Series.
Time heals all wounds, they say. I say that 22 years, 3 more Cardinal pennants and another World Series championship in St. Louis doesn't hurt, either.
In my post-85 anger and disappointment (we weren't supposed to lose) I tried to like all kinds of other American League teams instead of the Royals. I really did used to like them in the 70's. They had some very good teams then, especially the '77 team, which I think was better than either of the two KC squads to win pennants. And those KC teams, managed exquisitely by Whitey Herzog, were far more enjoyable than the Cardinals of the late 70's. Heity Cruz was a key player - that's all you need to know.
Anyway, we lived in Ft. Worth for a while, so I tried the Rangers. The Bobby Valentine years. Need I say more? By the way, I don't know where Valentine gets his cachet. He has never impressed me as a manager. Later we lived in Northern New York and I followed the Red Sox and the Yankees. Not very loudly, of course. Later it was on to Florida and, yes, I tried to follow the Devil Rays. It can't be done.
So we're back in Missouri and I've made peace with the Royals and tonight the Cards will invade KC for the annual (now) interleague battle with the Royals. Next week the two will hook up in St. Louis.
I can follow them both now, though my heart is firstly with the Cards. It feels good to be home.

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Spurs Have Cavs on Ice, Man

I used to live in an apartment basement on Elm Street during the early 80's. After the sun went down during basketball season I could pull in WOAI out of San Antonio on the radio and listen to Spurs games. Those teams featured the incomprable George Gervin whose image graces this post. Nicknamed "The Iceman" he led the Spurs during those NBA days just after the merger.
Anyway, it's a little late - I thought of doing this earlier - but the Spurs, who never did win a title with Gervin, are on the verge of claiming their fourth in the last decade. A dominant team over that span to be sure.
Here's what I think - Spurs sweep. I know, I'm late, they already have a 2-0 lead. Yes well, as of this moment the Cavs are leading game 3 and besides, it's what I really thought all along, just ask the two guys I told.