I have been a season ticket holder since 1988. Even though I rarely post, I read everyone's posts regularly and really appreciate all of your input. I am devastated by the season as I had high expectations, but I do not understand why now would be a tipping point for the long term Cardinals fans. We are less than a year removed from an 11 win season. Even though we had a horrible stretch at the end of the season / playoffs, last year was only the fifth time in history that the Cardinals have won 11 games in a season and only the third time since being in Arizona.
To put this in perspective a bit, the first 20 years that the Cardinals were here, our record was 113 - 207 (35% winning percentage). In 2020, 2021 and 2022, we have a record of 23-22. It's a very frustrating season, but the last 2+ seasons are nothing like the old days.
From a season ticket holder perspective, I think it's just easier for even hardcore fans to consider giving up their tickets to save some money. The games are no longer blacked out, and the television experience is great with large, affordable HDTVs.