Back when I was a waiter, they used to have this competition on Bastille Day where they'd fill up a glass of wine, put it on a tray, and then you had to carry the tray and race about a block without spilling the wine.
No touching the wine glass, either - the whole race you had to carry the tray as you would at work.
And SO MANY people got riiiiight to the end and... spilled the wine.
Like in the last couple steps.
Which is what happened to Jon Lester yesterday.
Right there, just one game to go - the 2nd to last game of the regular season.
He could have had his 20th win and a giant shot at the Cy Young.
But the wine spilled.
Still gotta love what he said after - the part about not wanting to sound like a (jerk) but the Cubs haven't really done anything yet.
That part is just beginning.
Yesterday the Mets won and that gave them home field for the Wild Card game.
Today, lotsa stuff can still happen for that game to see who plays them.
If the Giants win or the Cardinals lose, it's the Giants.
If the Giants lose and Cardinals win, then they're both 86-76 with St. Louis having beat the Giants more than the other way around during the regular season.
So they'd have to do a tiebreaker play-in game Monday in St. Louis to see who gets to play the Mets.
Today the Giants have 27 year old Matt Moore on the mound vs the Dodgers and Kenta Maeda.
While the Cards have Adam Wainwright vs Ryan Vogelsong and the Pirates.
Vogelsong just lost to the Cubs last week, going 5 innings and giving up 4 runs and generally looking dazed and confused.
Wainwright isn't having a Wainwright type year, but my money's on the Cards.
So I figure it's all up to the Giants today.
No pressure there, 27 year old Matt Moore.
And speaking of pressure, there's the little matter of Kyle Hendricks and his sub-2 ERA of 1.99.
Back in March, he started carrying the tray with the glass of wine on it.
He's carried it all the way down the block, has about 7 more steps to go.
While it's the last regular season game of 2016, the Greatest Summer Ever will continue...
No time for a painting today, sorry.