Now that the division is all but gone. One week from tonight we will all breathe a huge sigh of relief to advance to the NLDS or melt down the boards as a very bittersweet offseason will have officially begun.
This is really unchartered territory. Knowing that we have a full one week notice to prepare for a one game elimination baseball game in the most anything can happen in one game of professional sports. Very ironic that the Pirates/Reds will essentially be playing a three game series as windowdressing to the real game on Tuesday.
Beats the heck out of the Lost Decade, but Monday is going to feel like the longest off day in history.