The MLB baseball season is a lot like a marriage.
If things are good, you are into it every night, you enjoy its company and you can’t wait to see it. The season flies by in a blur of euphoria.
But when things are bad, it is brutal. You avoid it at all costs. You find reasons to be in another room. It is LONG, each moment drawn out like the last horrible stages of a disease. You yell. You drink heavily.
This Cardinals season has been up and down. Right now, the Birds are like a manic depressive wife that you love dearly, but who occasionally puts a knife to your throat while you sleep.
This last series with the Brewers is a perfect example; just when I think it is time for a divorce, they draw me back in with a must-win, which—like a good session of makeup sex—has blinded me into thinking things could work out.
What can I say? I am a romantic. I believe this marriage can be saved. Maybe I am just in the post-coital afterglow of a solid win, but the Cardinals are going to win the NL Central, and here are five reasons why.