from the Chicago Tribune:
"It's going to be a dogfight," manager Dusty Baker said. "It's going to be fun. That's what baseball is all about. Not only the Cardinals, but Milwaukee is playing good, Cincinnati, Houston. And Pittsburgh is not going to lose forever."
translation: Take heart, Pittsburgh! All the other teams may have good baseball going for them in some way, but YOU, you have odds on your side to one day maybe be good again!