And That’s A Winner!

The famous catchphrase spoken by Jack Buck best sums up the regular season for the Cardinals. Today, they finished the season with a victory over the Reds, and 100 wins on the season — the most in the majors this season, and the first back to back 100+ wins for the Cards in a long, long time.

Of course, this was also the last regular season home game at Busch Stadium. It has an appointment with the wrecking ball after post season play has been completed. Today’s postgame was a tribute to the men and the organization that has paraded 40 seasons of baseball through Busch, and so very many of those players were on hand. It was fun to see players that I didn’t even realize played for the Cards show up, get their applause, and take their position on history’s stage. Really quite moving.

But now it’s on to the post season, and facing San Diego come Tuesday at Noon. Not that I’m looking past the Padres, but we would face either Atlanta or Houston in the next round, and I’m not too jazzed about facing either club. They’re both tough, and I know Houston would like another shot at knocking us out of the hunt after last year’s heroics.

Bring ’em on!