As per a horse that I left at the Post . . .
Great to see the 8-3 start. Anecdote - your call as to whether it's doom/gloom or a depraved rave. I spent the last week traveling around northern Thailand including hill tribes and opium museum and hall of opium. Felt that I was in Morpheus' time warp when I returned: Carp done after ten innings; Piñata nearly giving away a lead. Thompson blowing another save on the way to Memphis. Then I KNEW I was in Morpheus' grip when I saw Cards beat the Cubs in Wrigley to extend first place. I highly recommend the Golden Triangle as the best place to be a Cards fan this year.
I fear, however, the reality will soon displace the euphoria. I simply do not see this team continuing its winning ways. Team is already three deep into Memphis pitching staff, and inveitably the make-shift starters and bullpen will pressure those who are legitimate MLB hurlers. Does anyone besides me think K-Mac, Franklin, Kinney and the Lefties will use up a season's worth of innings by mid July? Now here is the bad news - given the fact that the team has the credibility of a Pravda editorial with its medical forecasts, I seriously doubt we will see much of Glaus or Carp this year. Sadly the combination of AAA lifers (Thurston, Barden, Ryan) and AAA maybes (Boggs, Walters) will not be solid replacements.
Time to head north of Chaing Rai again. . .