The umpire crews for the NLCS and ALCS have been named. Looking at the statistics, MLB could have provided a much better crew.
For all that can be said about Matt Holliday, one thing that can’t be taken from him is his flair for the moment. In considering criticism of him, it is as important to measure the body of work, as it is the moment.
The heroics of Carlos Beltran in the month of October are nothing new. However, in last night’s game one of the National League Championship Series, he had his signature effort as a Cardinal during the season’s final month.
Tonight, the National League Championship Series kicks off at Busch Stadium. Finding the edge is tough, but who carries it: the hottest team in baseball or the most proven team in it?
Down 2-1, and faced with nothing elimination games ahead in their Divisional Series match up with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cardinals find themselves in a familiar place.