The St. Louis Cardinals are NOT out of the discussion for October baseball. Yet. In fact, they could play into a very interesting scenario.
All things would have to align but if they did, if the planets all aligned perfectly, then the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs could find themselves celebrating at the same time on the same field. Would this actually happen or would this be a sure-fire way to tear the space-time continuum?
I’m not the first to come up with this idea. In fact, Bob Nightengale is the one who first suggested it.
Check his tweet below.
To make this happen, several things would have to fall together so that the St. Louis Cardinals AND the Chicago Cubs would simultaneously celebrate. Let me walk you through the convoluted must-haves for this space-time-continuum-tearing moment to occur.
First, Marty McFly must travel back in time wherein he meets his mother and father and almost breaks them apart thereby preventing them from creating him… wait, that’s the wrong scenario.
For our continuum to occur, the St. Louis Cardinals must find themselves in first place in the wild card hunt. This is plausible over the next two days but is really a must-do for the Cards if they want to celebrate in Wrigley.
The second thing is that the Cubs and Brewers would need to be tied atop the NL-Central going into that final game.
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Third, the Rockies or the Dodgers would need to lose the final game of the season to solidify the St. Louis Cardinals celebration. This would also only need to be a thing if the Cardinals have won the first two games of this important Cubs series.
Adam Wainwright is starting today’s game in what could be his final appearance as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals should the fabulous club from St. Louis fail to appear in October ball. Waino is facing off against Kyle Hendricks. Of the games this weekend, this game- to me- is the one with the greatest question mark.
If the Cards take games one and two, and if the Cubs and Brewers find themselves tied atop the NL-Central, then the scenario is in place.
If everything equals out and if the Cardinals lose on Sunday AND the Brewers lose on Sunday, then both the Chicago Cubs and the Cardinals could celebrate in the friendly confines in Chicago on the field at the same time.
I’d take this any day of the week. That said, I believe it has about a 30 percent chance of happening. If it does, the world might simultaneously end.