Originally posted by PowerPB13...at least the Cubs made it to the playoffs this year... *glares in general direction of Busch Stadium The Second*
I'm a Cub fan (I think that's pretty well known around these parts). This isn't the kind of battle that makes any sense in starting. We got swept out of the first round of the playoffs after having the best record in the NL during the regular season. Pointing out that the Cards didn't make the playoffs in this instance is Pavlovian in its simplicity.
I admired Rod Beck. He didn't throw 95, he didn't have the best stuff, but he was a gamer. He saved the Padres' bacon in 2003 when Hoffman was out recovering from shoulder surgery. Shooter was one of the best closers in the game. RIP, Shooter.