From the always elegant Cardinals Diaspora:
Following current trending patters gleaned from proprietary Cards Diaspora transitional margin algorithms, it looks like the Target estimate for clinching the NL Central divisional championship is September 19.
WV: What are "current trending patters"? Why is "target" capitalized?
Oh, and guess who happens to be in town that day? The Chicago ass clowns. Seriously, could 2009 get any better?
WV: Chicago ass clowns! Ha! See, this is funny because the team is called the "Chicago Cubs" but this master of wit went instead with the "Chicago ass clowns.' Get it? That's gold, Jerry! Gold!
I did briefly think about the Cubs, though, over the weekend.
WV: Good to know.
More specifically about their lack of a World Series win in nearly 102 years. The 00's were pretty much for the cheats. The Red Sox and White Sox both got off long WS droughts by cheating. You can't blame them, either. They got the stink of losing off by juicing up a few key players and skirting the wimpy drug testing policy of MLB.
WV: It's rather bold of a fan of a team that has included Mark McGwire and Rick Ankiel to criticize other teams for cheating, but OK. If you say so.
If there was EVER a time that the Cubs just needed to get the weight of this streak off their backs, it was this past decade. But alas, they were the only ones that thought Sosa was crushing HR's naturally, so they were content wasting their opportunity on a stupid HR chase while their cross-town brethren saw this as an opportunity to back door a WS title.
WV: Not sure many people were really in denial about Sosa (who was in the home run race with who again? Oh yes, Mark McGwire. Of the Cardinals.). But at least there is no doubt that this guy is doing it naturally, right?
Or hell, maybe they did try to cheat to win and they F'd that up too?
WV: Do teams often try to cheat to lose? I mean, other than the White Sox. Or is this just an inartfully written sentence?
Either way, for the tenth straight decade, the Cubs are going to NOT win a championship. And worse, from now on their going to have to try and do it legally. What a mess up there.
WV: So few words, so many grammar challenges. I believe he means "they're" and "try to do it legally." What a mess that sentence is.
At least they can enjoy the last month of Milton Bradley, I suppose.
WV: I'm rather enjoying the Bradley era and it's .401 OBP.