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the Nats aren't trying to win
The Nats had better be trying to win. They haven't clinched the division.
when did the "pennant race" become the "pennant chase"? Was the former phrasing too "racist"???
In 2006 the Cardinals went into the last week or two of the season not caring about the fact that they haven't clinched yet and absolutely showed that they didn't care if they won or not, yes miracles happened and the Astros made it interesting, but realistically they weren't going to win the division, and the Nats aren't going to lose the division.
This is pretty much wrong. And underestimates Davey's ego.
There is a difference between trying to win, and trying not to lose. I'm not saying they are going to be putting scrubs in the lineup everyday, but just that the intensity to win is not going to be there.
Cardsfanboy, thank you very much for the nickel store psychoanalysis. Is this covered under Medicare, or will we have to pay out of pocket?
And that's the thing. Davey sets the tone. They're not stresed. They're relaxed and confident. They know they take care of business, the division comes. So they'll just plug away as they have all season.
I'm just pointing out that it's possible that the Nationals versus the Cardinals series, the Nationals might not be that interested in winning as hard as they can. It's not a controversial position. It happens all the time in sports.
Much like Punxatawney Phil always sticks his head out on February 2, Buckhead Sam can always be counted on to stick his cowardly little rat head out of the pinko thread whenever the Braves get to within about four or five games of the lead, only to dive back in once again when the lead gets bigger.
Sure. And it's possible the Cardinals fold down the stretch with a rookie manager who can't handle the pressure, letting Milwaukee -- aided by a Yaz in '67 stretch by eventual MVP winner Ryan Braun -- sneak into the playoffs on the last day of the season too.
Why is it always the Dusty Bakers and never the Hutchesons of the world who suffer a stroke?
I get stroked all the time, but admittedly, your mom was busy this week.
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