Ahhhh yes. Cubs vs Cardinals all weekend long.
Let's take a look at the post Memorial Day Weekend standings, shall we?
Cubs are hanging on through a tough stretch where the pitching sort of stumbled until Kyle Hendricks' fabulous 8 innings of 4-hit glory resulted in a big W over the Houston Astros.
In early May when the Cards last faced the Cubs, it was a 3-game Blue Sweep in Chicago.
And that put the Red Birds in a facedown funk - since then, they've lost 6 of 7 series with the one tie in Kansas City (they had a rainout for game 1).
And they're currently a game under .500.
I see no reason for that to change unless my little bit of humor put some kind of jinx out there.
The timing of being horrible is actually good for the Cards since the Blues and the city are all tied up with Lord Stanley.
Here's an article from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post Dispatch on who's hot and not for the Cards.
Big addition Paul Goldschmidt is slashing .275/.365/.450 with 11 homers, but we've seen the D-Back damage he's done so... keeping an eye on him.
Anyway, big fun for the weekend!
Pretty sure you're aware of the foul ball Albert Almora hit into the stands that also hit a child in Houston.
Horrible all the way around, but Albert's reaction made me proud of him and the team under such awful circumstances.
I don't know if every park extended their nets like they did at Wrigley, but each ballpark should do it's own study for what is a truly safe net extension so this just can't happen. Also, this is America where we're supposed to be able to overcome problems. Why hasn't someone invented a gossamer net (like fishing line) that's at least translucent if not transparent so all the people who think no nets are more important than people can shut up? It'll help ballplayers as well... the astounding plays made by our own Anthony Rizzo going into the stands could just as easily have resulted in a broken leg. If/when those plays can't happen because of a net... we'll get used to it. Just like the damn cameras doing replays.
Okay, today it's Yu Darvish vs Miles Mikolas.
Darvish seems to be in limbo between where he was and greatness.
Here's hoping he can leap back into greatness.