09/17/2005: Magic Number Watch:
Still holding at 1.
Nonetheless, Lee Sinins, in his daily stat-head "Around the Majors" newsletter, has put the Cardinals down as having won the NL Central (no doubt, since it's now impossible, given the mathematics of the standings and the tiebreaker rules, for the Cardinals to lose the NL Central title).
In related news, tickets for the 2005 National League Divisional Series and 2005 National League Championship Series are going on sale in St. Louis at 9 AM Monday morning. If last year's experience is any indication, you'd better getcher ass to St. Louis today and camp out (indeed, you may be too late already); while I've heard that tickets may be available by phone and over the 'net, last year IIRC the volume of traffic made attemtpts to buy by phone or 'net a pretty hopeless exercise.
Len on 09.17.05 @ 10:20 AM CST