At least once this afternoon, someone on TBS is going to tell you that on July 19th, the Pittsburgh Pirates were in first place all by themselves in the NL Central and that on October 9th, the Cardinals and Brewers are playing in the NLCS. I’m warning you about this now because I think you should hear it from me and not from some jackass TV commenter who may or may not have pitched for the 1992 Atlanta Braves.
In any case, I don’t like either of these teams at all (the thought of Nyjer Morgan flexing and preening in the middle of a pennant-winning celebration like he had something to do with it makes me want to cover myself in lye; the thought of Tony La Russa giving a smug pennant-winning interview makes me want to puncture my own eardrums), but I still like it when two NL Central teams make it to the NLCS. I really do think the Brewers are going to win both this series and the next one, but I suppose I’ll deal with that when it actually happens.
In any case, I wrote up a huge NLCS Preview for The Outside Corner today. Don’t let the fact that I can’t stand these two teams fool you into thinking that I’m not excited for this NLCS, because I am. I guess that doesn’t make much sense, but I’m not sure that it has to.