Morning, kiddies. Come on and sit down now, let ol’ Uncle Aaron tell you a story.
For this story, we’re going to have to go all the way back to the strange and wondrous year of 2006. Actually, we really have to go back to the equally strange and even more wondrous year of 2004 to begin this tale properly, but 2006 is sort of the money shot, so to speak.
Let’s start in 2004. The 2004 Cardinals were, for those old enough to remember, a magical team. Almost certainly the best team of my baseball-watching life, at least to this point.