Meet Cy, the Saddest Little Cardinal.
Only a four-year-old could adequately sum up how we were all feeling on Monday night when the Cards decided, mehhh, they were done playing baseball and donated the most important game of the season to the Giants.
"They're not winning! They're not going to the World Series, Dad!" an incredulous Cy says on a YouTube clip that is quickly going viral. "We were supposed to win, not lose."
Yes we were, Cy. Yes we were.
Cy's dad Sam (who asked we not use their last name) says he was getting his son ready for bed in their Springfield home when Cy wandered into the living room and read the box score on the TV.
"He said, 'Dad, that's a seven and we have zero,'" says Sam. "He did not take it well...at this point, the video was after he had calmed down quite a bit. He was pretty hysterical for a while."
Calmer, but clearly still devastated. Cy, we were there with you, buddy:
Apparently Cy had the same reaction when Pujols skipped town, so Sam knew what was coming.
Some people have criticized Sam for exploiting his son's utter devastation, but they should chill out.
Sam says usually Cy gets camera shy and figured it was a way to calm him down (to no avail). At first he sent the video only to relatives and one of them posted the clip on YouTube. And besides, Sam says Cy has been enjoying the attention.
"Most of the local news channels down here ran stories on him last night. He thought it was really neat to see himself on TV," says Sam. "For whatever reason he is not embarrassed seeing himself crying. I think it's because everyone thinks he's really cute."
He is also not alone. We found at least one other Saddest Little Cardinal -- this girl's name is Summer and she also manages to be completely adorable despite the fact that the world just ended. Summer handles the news slightly better, by saying politely, "Turn off the TV. I do not like this," and then pulling an entire baby's play set over her head: