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Practice self-care and turn off the Cardinals

I identify myself very strongly as a St. Louis Cardinals fan. I watch almost all the games. I discuss the team endlessly on social media and in various private text chains. I blog about them here at Viva El Birdos Dot Com.

Lately, however, my life as a fan feels less like a spirited laugh around the bar and more like the Two Minutes Hate.

I’ve been mulling this topic ever since reading this great Matt Singer piece on toxic fandom, and wondering how it might apply to those of us who follow the St.