I can feel summer slipping away as playoff baseball heats up. One thing is for sure, the St. Louis Cardinals are anything but hot.
While the Padres are enjoying a first place battle, within less than two week the Cards completely took themselves out of contention. I was home in St. Louis over Labor Day for a while and watched a game that would have put the Cardinals, Brewers and Cubs in a three-way tie for the National League Central Division. Instead, they lost that game and then just about the next ten in a row. Lame.
The team was looking promising with a resurgence of stronger pitching about a month ago. Now eight games back with only eleven left to play, I am officially giving up hope.
It might be time to use the line the Chicago Cubs have been saying for 98 years: There's always next season.
(Side note: I'm not convinced the Cubs won't lose it again this year. People say that Steve Bartman has since moved away from Chicago, but I'm pretty sure I've seen him prowling around Wrigleyville late in the season )