Q.: How do you catch a flying squirrel?

A.: Climb a tree and act like a wing nut. (courtesy of an online source named Cap’n Tim, all rights reserved)

Actually, if you’re the Miller Park grounds crew, you import the the now-infamous Cardinals Rally Squirrel(s) and keep them well fed and spunky; the Cards’ NLDS foes, the Phreaked-out Phillies, were a bit undone by the furry fellas

Geez, guys. Really? The best starting rotation in baseball, a Murderers’ Row lineup and home field advantage, and you were (partially) undone by a squirrel? That’s just nuts. 

The Phillies’ nuts—er, sensitivities—aside, this year’s division series featured some serious choke jobs.

Some of the games were played to less than full houses—in multiple venues. That’s an embarrassment for the involved franchises, Commissioner Selig and the game itself. 

As for the goats, here’s my Bottom 10. 

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