Is this the year the Cubs (98 – 65) break their 106 year drought? Sadly, no. They’re going against the Cardinals (100 – 62) who are rapidly approaching the Yankees both as the most sucessful and hated Baseball team ever.
I sure would like them to win though, it would make it much easier for my Metropolitans who I’m pretty sure are not going to make it through the Cardinals either if it comes to that.
TMC and I were talking and she asked me if I liked sports at all, I write about them so much. The answer is, not really. There are a lot of things I post because I think they make good material for the site, like Throwball Playoffs and Formula One. Frankly they’re both pretty boring. Some sports I won’t touch, like Professional Baskeball (beyond boring into gouge my own eyes out with a double side of Van Gough territory).
I do like the weird stuff like Curling and America’s Cup, but they’re hard to find on a regular basis and…
I like Women’s College Basketball and Baseball. Senior League Baseball that doesn’t coddle it’s Pitcher and keep famous but ineffective geezers riding the pine after they become too fat and crippled to field.
If the Metropolitans suddenly vanished I wouldn’t hook up with the Yankees or even the BoSox. Instead I’d probably root for the Cards because I’m tired of losing. Sorry Cubbies.
The Cardinals have a incredibly strong organization and usually a pretty talented team. If you want to make book on who is going to be the World Champion before Spring Training in any given year, you could do worse than put your money on the Cards.
That said, the Cubs are sentimental favorites and looked surprisingly good in the Wild Card game againt the Pirates.
The Cardinals will be sending John Lackey (R, 13 – 10, 2.77 ERA) out. The Cubs will respond with Jon Lester (L, 11 – 12, 3.34 ERA). The weird thing is they were #1 & #2 on the Red Sox staff in 2013. On paper Lackey is much stronger.
My prediction? Cardinals in 4.
Game time is 6:30 on TBS.