NL Central: The Race To October

Paul CopelandCorrespondent IJune 21, 2008

The Chicago Cubs have clinched the division! It is all over! You can go ahead and punch those World Series tickets Cub fans! There is no way that you can be caught now!

Is anyone else sick and tired of how the media has paraded this second rate team as the team to beat in the National League? Well I am.

As a St. Louis Cardinals fan, I already have my reasons for disliking the Cubs, but nothing compares to my hatred for how the the media has pushed the idea of Chicago winning the World Series 100 years after their last victory.

It doesn't seem so magnificent to me.

The only thing impressive about it is how they have such a high winning percentage when they haven't won a series against anyone over .500%, which include the second and fourth best records in the National League who happen to be in their own division.

If the Cubs cannot win against the best then how will they even make the playoffs when the road to October is filled with inner-divisional series against two teams who they have hardly even played this season?

They can't!

Their season so far has been marked with unimpressive wins against teams like the Dodgers, Reds, Padres, Rockies, and Pirates who have taken up half of their schedule so far.

It is the saddest schedule I have seen since Ohio State's this past season.

Sorry Cub fans, but the All-star break will mark the end of the Chicago Cubs success.