Sunday, August 31, 2008

swept not away, just a little off-course

We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in [Arizona], we shall fight [in Pittsburgh], we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in [Cincinnati]. We shall defend our [stadium], whatever the cost may be. We shall fight [at Busch], we shall fight [at Wrigley], we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!

(This was borrowed from Sir Winston Churchill and disfigured by me.)

Swept by the 'Stros.

So maybe my plan needs a little revision. I still think the 'Birds have it in them, but now is the time to bring it out. No more waiting. Get Carp in the bullpen, and put a little ben-gay in the jock straps.

Tell you what, I'll bake a pie for every player that hits a home run in September. Any flavor. Will that help?


Come on, Cards fans, I know you're out there. We can't give up now. There's too much left to play for! So gather up what's left of your cojones and jump back on the wagon. It's go time, people. The money's on the table, the horses are at the gate. The race for the end is beginning.

Nothing's over! Nothing's decided! It's September! Isn't this what it's all about?