So, Iâ€™m away â€˜from the deskâ€™ for about a month and it all changes. After my last piece lamenting the Brewers’ apparent lack of steam after the half-time break, they seem to haveâ€¦ re-steamed themselves? OK, enough metaphor stretching for the moment.
I say almost because, if I were to be neutral, it really is still too close to call. The Cards are only a couple of series sweeps behind. But hey, Iâ€™m not neutral and itâ€™s Wisconsin vs Pennsylvania again. We all remember how that turned out in the Super Bowl (or at least those of us who follow more than one American sport do.)
With the Pirates bobbing about at the bottom of the barrel this should prove to be a no-brainer. In fact, they went from the top of the division almost to the bottom in the space of less than two weeks. Ouch.
As a side note: it still pleases me to meet State-siders in my day-to-day wanderings, especially when they are quite obviously fans of the pastime. Today I had a short but sweet conversation with a girl and her mom about the Phillies success this season. If weâ€™re going to â€˜go thereâ€™ (and you know we will) Iâ€™d have to venture the Philsters as a definite favourite for NL pennant. But then, who could say otherwise?
Let battle commence!