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Sunday, August 27, 2006

More reasons to loathe the NL

In its current state, the National League is by far and away an inferior product when compared to the American League.

Heck I'm guessing Triple-A Charlotte, the White Sox's top affiliate, could give some NL teams a run. And not just the bottom feeders.

Take Sunday's St. Louis-Chicago game. The Cardinals, supposedly one of the NL's top teams, blows a late lead and is staring extra innings in the face against the fifth-place (and lucky not to be lower) Cubs.

Long story short, Gary Bennett, he of the zero home runs before Aug. 18, hits a game-ending grand slam. Chaos ensues at home plate as a bunch of bouncing Redbirds prepares to greet Bennett.

I have no problem with the emotion, but save it for a game that matters. The majority of the Cards were on either the 2004 World Series team or the 2005 team that reached the NLCS. And they're celebrating beating the Cubs? Come on. Act like you've won something of value lately.

Oh well, just another reason the NL representative probably will get dusted in October's World Series.


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