Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sound Off: St. Louis and Kroenke Resemble a Bad Marriage; Criticizing Cardinals' Approach

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sound Off: St. Louis and Kroenke Resemble a Bad Marriage; Criticizing Cardinals' Approach

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ST. LOUIS AND KROENKE ARE LIKE A BAD MARRIAGE

Sometimes a couple finds itself having relationship difficulties. Spouse A no longer loves Spouse B and wants to move out and away. Spouse B doesn't want the relationship to end and thinks that buying lavish, expensive gifts will make Spouse A want to stay. Sadly, the problem is not about material things, so this approach seldom works.

The relationship between the St. Louis area and Stan Kroenke is much like a couple having marital difficulties. Will spending a billion dollars on a new stadium make him like us better? Will it make him put more money into the team to improve its chances of winning? Will he not look for the first chance to move the team to the West Coast?

When a spouse leaves the remaining partner is devastated, but in time healing occurs and they might even move on to another relationship. Remember when the football Cardinals left town?

Earl Naylor * Rock Hill

CARDS NEED TO DO MORE

I almost can see and hear Cardinals upper management wiping the sweat off their brows, heaving a deep sigh of relief and saying, "Whew, that was a close one. I was afraid Jason Heyward was going to accept that last offer we made to him."

General manager John Mozeliak was quoted in the Post-Dispatch as saying the organization has several lines in (the water). I suggest the Cardinals go fishing somewhere other than the River Des Peres.

One year after dealing one of the best young pitchers in baseball Shelby Miller to the Braves for Heyward the Cardinals have absolutely nothing to show for it although, Atlanta did receive the top two prospects in Arizona's organization for him in a recent deal.

Oh well, the important thing is Bill DeWitt still has more than a billion dollars coming from the team's new cable deal, and more than 3 million sheep still will walk through the turnstiles at Busch Stadium next season. …

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