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Friday, October 9, 2015

And so it Begins.

This afternoon the Cards face off against the "lovable" losers from the North Side of Chicago. I am fairly certain everyone but Cardinals' Nation is rooting for the Cubs because they have lost for so long and they aren't the Birds. The Cardinals are underdogs picked by many to lose to the upstart Cubies.  I don't feel sorry for the Cubs fans for not having won a World Series since 1908-it is your fault for supporting an organization that hasn't worked all that hard to win-up until now.

The have been able to make some trades with their deep highly seeded draft picks (again for being a loser) to beef up their young talent. I don't begrudge the Cubs for doing so but please don't make it seem like you all created a miracle roster from barebones draft picks from continuously loosing-as the Redbirds did. Listing to the Astros-Yanks game the other night Kruk and said what I have been saying, the Astros and by extension the Cubs,  ought to be good for getting great draft picks for loosing for so long. Not rocket science.
              Round  Overall  Pick                    
2015      1            9            9            Ian Happ (minors)
2014      1            4            4            Kyle Schwarber (minors)
2013      1            2            2            Kris Bryant (minors)
2012      1            6            6            Albert Almora (minors)
2012      1s          43          43          *Pierce Johnson (minors)
2012      1s          56          56          *Paul Blackburn (minors)
2011      1            9            9            Javier Baez (minors)
2010      1            16          16          Hayden Simpson (minors)
2009      1            31          31          Brett Jackson (minors)
2008      1            19          19          Andrew Cashner (minors)
2008      1s          41          41          *Ryan Flaherty (minors)
2007      1            3            3            Josh Vitters (minors)
2007      1s          48          48          *Josh Donaldson (minors)
I am very concerned about the Birds-they looked a little bewildered the last two series against the Cubs-as if they didn't have a clue. This in turn empowered the already heady Cubs into believing they can beat up on the Birds. Second, the Cardinals are not going in to this series with any momentum. They lost their last three games, and their offense was flat,-yeah, against Braves!Lastly, this seems like the Cubs year- a "story" book season for them.
Having said that, who do I think will win the series and how so?

My prediction-

1. If the Cardinals get down early the first game they are in trouble.
2. If they loose the first game today they will not win the Series.
3. Injuries, injuries finally catch up with the Birds.
4. They have to take the two in STL because they can't go in to the Windy City down one game or two.
5. This is important because you are going to get Arrieta for Game 3. An interesting fact about Jake. He was born in the same town, Farmington, MO, that some of my family are from and live.
6. The Birds have the world rooting against them.
7. Joe is a better manager than Mike.

8. No Carlito Martinez,
instead Wacha
- who seems gassed to me.

Prediction? Cubs win in 4 Games.



  1. Cardinals win in 5....because they are the Cardinals!

  2. Cards in 4, cuz eff the Cubs. :) The Cards just need to beat Lester. Their other two pitchers are average at best.

  3. The Cards lost their best prospect, ace, first baseman and left fielder and still managed to win 100 games. I hate to admit it, but St. Louis knows how to win.

  4. Cards are off to a strong start. I'm hoping the Cubs win in 5... but my prediction is Cards in 5.