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Old Aug 17th 2007, 3:38 am
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REASONS NOT TO FEAR.......

THE CARDINALS. (Please friends, read on, I'm wired with coffee at this early hour and don't know how long this may be)

First off let me say I think the Cubs will win the division. STL has made up lots of ground over the last 10 days, but that IN PART is because the Brewers have been so bad(obviously). If the Brewers and/or Cubs were winning over that same period, face it, we would not be "fearing" the next to worst pitching in the NL (Yeah they have been good since August 6th, they are going to be back to back contenders now? Not likely)

I'll pin point some reasons the Cardinals won't be the worst regular season team to make the post season. First off, they are 8-7 this month, HARDLY GREAT (yeah its better than the Cubs but we are still up 2 on them). Secondly, you can't really say they are the best team in the central because they have been really bad all season and I think that qualifies them to be mentioned in the ranks of the Pirates and Reds. The best all around team in this division is the Cubs. I'm not speaking as a fan, I watch/listen to all NL baseball and keep up with the facts and stats all hours of the day and pitching still matters most (Cubs have a 4.07 ERA, compared to Milwaukee's 4.48 and Cardinals 4.70). Like that baseball writer said in the rain delay the other day, Zambrano and Lilly are the key. I think if Z can pitch to maximum ability, meaning finishing with about 19 wins and Lilly can win about 16-17 games, that SHOULD be enough to win this. Murton and Jones have really stepped up big and thats like getting a great player via trade. We all witnessed how good this team can be, and it can be better, but its still better than the Cardinals (Pujols is a scary guy in times like these, eek). It is very true that momentum is a huge part, but that goes for every would be contender so theres no advantage as of yet. EXPERIENCE IS OVER-RATED! Look at the guys that won in 2005. OUR GUYS GOTTA TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS! THATS ALL!

Sorry guys and gals but I'm not worried about STL. I don't pretend to know the odds of the Cardinals doing the improbable, but is gotta be very low. Yes, even with Kip Wells as their "Ace" .
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Let me start by saying that I picked the Brewers to win the division at the beginning of the season and it looks like they are wearing down, so more than likely I was wrong about that and may have no clue what I'm talking about as far as who will win the central.

That being said, I'm very scared of the Cards. I said I was scared of them about a month ago when they started getting some of their wounded back on the team, and I'm even more scared of them now. I think bringing up Ankiel and getting Pineiro has helped this team enough that you can't compare them to the team they were earlier in the season.

The fact is they are hot at the right time. I know a team can go from hot to cold quickly, but they are doing what they need to get the W lately.

I'm not saying the cards will win the division, but they have just as good of a shot at it as the top 2 teams do. If the Cubs want to prove they aren't scared of the cards, why don't we take 3 of 4 from them this weekend and take over first place.
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I'd like to think and believe that we clawed and fought our way to first, we're there, now we aren't going to let go of it!
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We will win 3 of 4 against the Cards this weekend and the Brewers will end up finishing in 3rd place, here's why......defense wins championships.....anyone happen to see the Brewers/Reds highlights last night? They threw the ball all over the field.
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It seems the Brewers are so much under pressure last night, they reverted to pre-T-Ball days.
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I was listening to the game on the Reds station last night out of Cincy and when that play with Griffey getting to score on his little hit due to two defensive errors, the announcer (who sounded like Eeyore) made the comment "Is this team feeling the pressure or what?"
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