As the 2013 MLB season is beginning it’s final two month’s of regular season play, the normally weak and frail Central Division has become one of the toughest divisions in baseball.
The Pittsburg Pirates have not made the playoffs since 1992, the Reds have not won a playoff series since 1995, and the Cardinals, after being defeated in 7 Games by the Giants in the NLCS last year, are looking for their 3rd straight playoff appearance, however all 3 teams are now fighting for a playoff birth.
After losing the first 4 games of a rare 5 game series to the Pirates at PNC Park, the Cardinals blew the Pirates out of the water (pun intended) with a 13 – 0 victory.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, said “Right now we feel pretty good, 15 straight years of #1 Draft Picks are finally starting to pay off. We are on a roll, but don’t worry, we will be sure to fall apart by mid september, we always do, it’s like a tradition. Besides, I can’t miss the start of the NHL season! I’ve got season tickets to see Sidney Crosby!”
In other news, the Cardinals scouting department has begun searching for even younger pitchers to join the bullpen, as they are now scouting at T-Ball and Little League games.
“The way I see it” Said a Cardinals scout. “Is that if we get the kids while their young, we can sign them to some really early contracts, like 3 years for $500 worth of bubble gum.”
Rumors of Chris Carpenter’s return are also growing, the current time-table would set his return just in time to pitch Game 7 of the World Series.