2011 NLDS: Albert Pujols Inches Closer to Prime Time

Yesterday’s Cardinals-Phillies game started at 5:07 pm. Sounds simple enough, but chronic whiner Albert Pujols was greatly displeased with that time slot because playing at that hour meant hitters would be forced to deal with shadows for a few innings. Some of us might refer to such trying, unfortunate circumstances as “life.” The Cardinals aren’t the first team to deal with shadows during a baseball game and they certainly won’t be the last.

The good news? Tonight’s game starts at 6:07 pm. At this rate, St. Louis will make its prime time debut in Game 1 of the NLCS at 8:07 pm should the Cards be lucky enough to beat the Phillies tonight, and again on Friday. Can’t wait.

What I’ve never understood is the side-bitching like this that goes on during the playoffs. I swear it’s bad karma and it usually means something’s wrong. Either the players aren’t getting along, they’re having issues with La Russa, or the pressure has them wound so tight they find themselves venting to the media about the time slot of a playoff game. Not a good look, Albert. And for that reason, I don’t have a good feeling about this game.

Your starters tonight are Edwin Jackson and king of the bulging dick, Roy Oswalt.

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