2009: Stick a fork in it (again)

Well guys, thanks for August!

Looks like the Cardinals top three priorities for the offseason will be:

  1. Staying in the National League Central division,
  2. Trying to convince Pujols and Holliday that winning the Central division makes you competitive.
  3. Managing to show up for 2010.

World Series Suspended

Playin' in the rain?

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Playin' in the Rain

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Can anybody screw up a big game like Major League Baseball? Fortunately Carlos Pena gave the umps a chance to suspend the game as a tie rather than declaring the Phillies World Champions over the Rays after only six innings.

UPDATE: Some 48 hour later the Phils wrapped up the Series with a classic 3 inning victory over the Rays.

More World Series Weather:?2007,?2006

Cubs Choke: Cough up NLDS

0 for October

The Cubs stretched their post-season losing streak to 9 and coughed up the NLDS to the Dodgers. ?For those of you who haven’t been paying attention to the Cubs for the last 100 years, here’s a run down of their October futility:

1910 L 4-1
1918 L 4-2
1929 L 4-1
1932 L 4-0
1935 L 4-2
1938 L 4-0
1945 L 4-3
1984 L 3-2 (NLCS)
1989 L 4-1 (NLCS)
1998 L 3-0 (NLDS)
2003 W 3-2 (NLDS) L 4-3 (NLCS)
2007 L 3-0 (NLDS)
2008 L 3-0

Oh well Cubs fans, there’s alway next century?

World Series Heats Up(?) in Colorado

More World Series Weather:?2008,?2006

Rockies World Series

With the temperature in the thirties, the Rockies hope to refind their hot streak and Boston is hoping those Red Sox come with battery powered heaters.

To all you ice-cold Rockies fans, from a warm and cozy Cardinals fan who’s jealous as can be: This Bud Coors is for you.

UPDATE: The Rockies lost 10-5 to fall to behind three games to none. Let’s hope they can build a fire of their own tonight otherwise it’s, “Wait ’til next year.”

UPDATED UPDATE: It’s “Wait ’til next year.”

Say it ain’t so, Joe

Joe torre Canned

Even though Joe managed to pull the Yankees back into the battle and get them into the play-offs, it wasn’t enough, he’s gone. And this cartoon, originally published back in June has proved prescient. After 12 straight playoff appearances and four World Championships, the Torre era in NYC is over.