Monday, September 27, 2004
T minus 7 games and counting
I've left off talking about the Cubs lately, but here's an update for the record. I'm not feeling nearly as stressed as I was last September, possibly because this feeling of rooting for a winning team is more familiar now. The Cardinals ran away with the division win a long time ago, but the Cubs are in the lead for the wild card with 7 games to go. They just lost two very unfortunate games to the Mets of all people, but are home for the rest of the season against the Reds, who should be a cakewalk, and the Braves, who won't be. The Giants are half a game behind us, but are only 2.5 games behind the Dodgers and could conceivably switch places with them during their remaining series against each other. The Astros are right behind them at 1.5 games behind the Cubs, although I think nobody is really taking their threat seriously. So, we need to get our offense back on track to match what has mostly been stellar pitching, let the Dodgers knock the Giants out of the running, and waltz to a clinch sometime this weekend. Back to back winning seasons for the first time since 1971-ish! It's the beginning of a new era!
Am listening to Launch at the office today since I'm the only one here. I have a class tonight at the Botanic Garden, much as I don't want to go. I'd rather watch the game. Maybe I'll go to the truck and check the score at break.