There’s about two weeks of all-inclusive season to play in Major League Baseball before the season draws to a close. But for a few clubs, it’s been academic for a while now. They’re just running down the clock, because the winter started as early as May for a few of them. Yes, we’re talking about the MLB’s bottom feeders. The type of squads that even playing spoiler is a task, and there are often more foul balls in the upper deck by now than fans.
But there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel (even if it’s a 20-year cave like the Pirates are stuck in). How can they avoid being back here next year? Or at the very least, turning up a spot or two in their divisions? Here are a few tips along the path to salvation from TSFJ’s resident deacon of the diamond, and some tips to live a better, more pure life in the light of the postseason … and some point before there’s another presidential election.
I’m a firm believer that the closest I’ve gotten to Heaven is Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. In the meantime til we cross paths again, I’ll pass along the gospel of the Field of Dreams here, Cheap.Seats.Please, I70 Baseball, and ‘Live From The Cheap Seats’.