I can't decide what I think about this.
Before the Braves take the field in St. Louis tonight, the Cardinals will retire Tony LaRussa's number. It's a well-deserved honor. But something is gnawing at me. Is the timing of this ceremony suspicious or is it simply coincidental?
Let's remember how last season ended. In extra innings, the Braves lost their final game of the season to the Phillies. The loss made a one-game playoff versus the Cardinals for the Wild Card spot a moot point. The Cardinals were catapulted into the post season and eventually became World Series Champions.
Is this salt in the wound? I need to know what y'all think...