Forget Me Not

With just six weeks and some change left in the regular season, now is the time I lament my dear Cardinals’ now seemingly annual implosion from the top of the NL Central and into regular season obscurity.  Sure we can blame Waino’s injury.  We can blame Albert’s transformation from Machine to Double-Play Machine.  We can blame shoddy defense and the lack of a real closer, hell, blame me, I don’t care.  But in the end, there is no denying that we have lost the really important games and we’ve been real sloppy doing it.

Of course, this is the NL Central.  So until the math cancels us out, there’s no need to give up just yet.

The same cannot be said for the Tampa Bay Rays.

If the Rays were in any division other than the AL East they’d be right in the thick of contention.  Unfortunately, the way things are now, even if they do collect the fourth best record in the AL, they still won’t make the playoffs as long as post season regulars New York and Boston remain above them.  I find this a bit sad, for the Rays have gotten tremendous pitching all season long and they’ve found a way to win without high-priced free agent flops Carl Crawford and Carlos Pena.

But no one’s talking about the Rays.  And no one will.

Hm… reminds me of the one-way delusional street commonly referred to as the Republican Party.


In the case of the Rays, at least they’ll get another shot next year.  Dr. Paul, on the other hand, is stuck in a great big clogged up tube of crazy, and the exit is nowhere to be found.

Happy Friday!

Jeff

4 Comments

It is a bit of a shame for the Rays given all they’ve overcome this season. I honestly though they’d be a .500 team at best with no hope of competing. Turns out they had the talent, just not the resources to compete in the AL East.

http://bluejaysnest.mlblogs.com/

If I were a Cards fan I wouldn’t be too worried. 2012 could be a great season for them if healthy. I just hope my Cubs are able to get another win against the Redbirds today.

Ron

Blue Jays Nest — I didn’t think they’d compete either. If they could hit they might be one of the best in baseball.
Ron — I’m talking about this year. We’re done. Sunk. Dead. BLEH.
–Jeff

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