the last time st louis had a pitcher in the top 10 on BP's pitcher-abuse-points list -- woody williams in 2003 -- he struggled the last two months of the season (sound familiar?), then came up lame-armed the next spring.
i'm just a fount of positive vibes today, aren't i? well as long as i'm spewing gloom, let me toss out one more thought: the cards last night completed their quest for mlb's best record, giving rise to much rejoicing among birdfans. keep in mind that over the last 20 years, only three teams with the best regular-season record went on to win the world series: the 86 mets, 89 a's, and 98 yankees.
have a nice day ev'yone . . . .
Update [2005-8-18 20:22:16 by lboros]: if you haven't seen this rumor at a fellow SB Nation site, i bet you'll find it interesting