This is the part of the script where the Cardinals break from the middle of the pack to win the division, because no one else wants it, or no one else is good enough to take it.
I'll read a story over and over again if it has a happy ending. But this is more like Old Yeller.
Here's a trivia question I would like to see for today's game: How many Divisional Titles, Championships, and World Series appearances have the St. Louis Cardinals had since the Reds last went to the playoffs. How many since we even had a winning record? When was the last time we had a winning record at the end of the season anyway? I could look it up, but considering how many Reds games I watch, and considering how long I have followed them, its funny that I haven't the slightest idea when the last time was.
I hate how predictable it is. I hate the Cardinals. And I envy them too. Like that play with Pujols and Phillips last night. Thats how it always is with Cincinnati teams. There is our guy, whining right after he just got lit up. Maybe it was fair, maybe it wasn't fair. But one thing you know... The Cincinnati team will be going home, crying over spilled milk, and whatever team we played will be moving on to the playoffs with another victory.
The only thing left for Phillips to do now is to start jogging out ground balls and watching the fly balls. Then his Cincinnatification will be complete.
Cincinnati Sports Fan: Is their a greater torture? Gee at least we have the Bengals to look forward to...