God you have to love these Houston Astros. This point in the season, and they have to go 15 innings in hopes of keeping this Cardinals collapse alive. Although with Pujols being Pujols, the Cards are looking pretty, still in command of their own destiny and they get to finish this mess at home, against Milwaukee. Houston has one more left this afternoon at Pittsburgh, then has to finish the season off at Atlanta, where they should play in front of sparse crowds and for once a Braves team with nothing to play for in late September.
I wasn't around in 1964 to witness that great Phillies collapse that everyone talks about. I do remember the Angels shitting the bed in 1995. But don't let Cardinals fans fool you -- they want that division title now, especially with Pedro NOT being Pedro. The National League is anyone's to take right now. And as much as I hate to admit it, Pujols is without a doubt the most clutch player of his generation. Papi gets more press, but Albert does just as much if not more when it matters the most.
In other news, the Royals finally won a game last night, ending an 8 game losing streak, effectively screwing the Twins chances at opening the playoffs at home, and they only have more chances to try and get to loss Number 100. The only good news of the Royals season was the official announcement of George Brett being named KC's hometown hero, which we know was only a formality. The only reason I bring this up is because some yahoo started some rumor that today's youth would clog all internet voting with checkmarks next to the name MIKE SWEENEY, which would have caused serious rioting on this site and others.