This year's schedule could have been so incredible...so meaningful.
There's a big St. Louis Cardinal series this weekend, and another the second to last series of the season at the end of September.
Imagine if the Cubs were any good!
Instead, it's the 54-70 Chicago Cubs hosting a 66-58 Cardinal team that's 6.5 games behind the impressive (and probable NL Central champions) Milwuakee Brewers.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch has nothing about this upcoming Cubs series, instead focusing on the Crew.
And honestly, in the press and pretty much on the field, the Cubs/Cards series has become sort of a non-issue in St. Louis: they just expect to kick the Cubs bootay every time they see them.
Because the Cubs are terrible and have been since the Season of Wasted Milton.
Over that time, the Cubs are 17-23 vs the Cards, and 2-7 this year.
But Milwaukee lost last night to the Dodgers, and if the Cardinals are gonna have any hope at all they just cannot lose here this weekend.
I think they're gonna be Angry Birds.
I would expect a full-on LaRussa Press, his antics probably making Mike Quade's head spin.
Albert Pujols is 12 for 28 in the last week with 3 dingers.
Tomorrow it's 10-6 Jaime Garcia vs Randy Wells and his stupid nervous nellie first innings.
On the other hand, Matt Holiday is sucking lately with just 4 hits in his last 23.
What does it all mean?
Well, the Cubs should get the snot beat out of them.
But the hell with that, right?
It's the Cubs.
It's the Cards.
And I would like a little joy since I can see the end of summer from here.
Lets play some ball!
(if this idea / illustration / cartoon of "Angry Birds" as the St. Louis Cardinals hasn't been done before well, I'd be surprised. But I couldn't think of anything cool to do for the Cubs so...there you go.)