When the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals take to the green grass of Busch Stadium Jr., no one will care about offensive t-shirts. Unless they work for ballpark security, of course.
The Cubs and Cards renew the National League's best rivalry in what looks to be the most winnable division in all of baseball. The injury-riddled Cubs find themselves at 21-15, a game ahead of the injury-plagued Cardinals (21-17), but two games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers ... who have their own injury concerns now that Rickie Weeks is gone and Craig Counsell will assume the everyday responsibilities that come with being a full-time second baseman.
Seems like the NL Central job market is deep in lawn care specialists and doctors.
Defacto ace Theodore Roosevelt Lilly takes the bump against Joel Piniero in Game 1, and Ryan Dempster and his fancy glove trick will meet the return of Chris Carpenter in Game 2. In what will likely be the rubber match of this series, Sean Marshall (on extended rest) will square off against Cy Wainwright.
The pessimist Cubs fan in me sees the Cardinals winning two-of-three while. The Cubs fan that watched the Cards get swept by the Brew Crew over the weekend sees the Cubs winning two-of-three.
My bookie says take the under in runs scored.
I don't know who to listen to.