Wednesday, September 24, 2008

back in the day ...

... the team that had the best record in the National League was deemed to have "won the pennant," and had a dugout reserved for them at the World Series. 

I'm just sayin'.

In these days of revisionist heresy in baseball (night games, designated hitters, interleague play ... what's next? aluminum bats?), things are more complicated and just being the best for 162 games isn't good enough. You've got to get lucky (let's face it, in post-season play, that's pretty much what it comes down to) seven more times, and then be still playing baseball when the aroma of Thanksgiving turkey is practically in the air.

On that one, just follow the money.

But it seemed inappropriate not to at least observe publicly (as public as this blog is, at any rate) that the Chicago National League Ball Club of 2008 has accomplished what none of their predecessors managed to do for the previous 62 seasons--put up the best record in the National League. 

Whatever happens next week (and I still remain fully optimistic), you can't take that one away.

Eamus Catuli.

8 comments:

Mousie and Christy's Mommy said...

Gosh, Fr. Dan, I thought you learned your lesson from you last entry about the Cubs when they lost like crazy after you wrote! B is practically afraid to breathe these days and I know that he is hoping for the "miracle of miracles" but he has not whishpered a word...lest...

Please, take this post back!!

Dan Martins said...

Cubs? Who are the Cubs? Did I mention anything about the Cubs? Read my post very carefully and you will not find that word! (In English, at any rate.)

Mousie and Christy's Mommy said...

Very funny! LOL! No, you did not say "the word" but you meaning was loud and clear! What other National League team would you have been thinking of when you wrote???

Bruce Robison said...

And you wonder whether the ChiSox are going to be able to withstand the onslaught of those young Twinsies. An all Chi-Town series would be interesting . . . .

BruceR

Anonymous said...

Father Dan,
You should get a cheeseburger at the Billy Goat as penance.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what this means, but the Chicago National League Base Ball Club also had the best record in the National League in 1984 and 1989.

Anonymous said...

Father Dan,

What is happening with that National League Team from Chi-town? The Cubbies are down two-nil
It is time for PRAYER, PRAYER, PRAYER!!!

Deacon Francie

Scott K said...

Hang in there, Dan+. As another baseball great said, "It ain't over 'till it's over."