[guest post by JD]
A little change of pace, from the normal daily nonsense emanating from our elected officials …
Pennant races in September. There aren’t many that are still in question, in some cases due to weak divisions, a d others, teams that have run away with the division. Barring epic meltdowns, the RedSox, Braves, and Dodgers seem to be virtual locks. Cleveland is 6.5 back on Detroit and Cabrera, who was having another monster year. Texas is 3 back on Oakland. And my Cardinals lead the Pirates by 1 game, and the Reds by 3, in a race that should be settled in the last day or so of the season.
The NL wild card race is a virtual tie between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, the NL Central is loaded, 3 teams with over 80 wins already. Washington is 6 back and will have a huge challenge to catch the teams ahead of them.
The AL wild card race is chaos. Texas and Tampa are tied for the lead, with the Yankees 1 back, Cleveland and Baltimore 1.5 back, and Kansas City 2 back. There could be a single game playoff again? How cool would a 3-way tie be?
I love fall baseball. You will never hear a Cubs fan say that.