Although the St. Louis Cardinals fell a little bit short of their goal of another World Series championship the last couple of seasons, it is still nice that they went deep into the post season.
They don't get a trophy for doing that. But they do make the off-season mercifully brief for fans. (Although I wouldn't be surprised if the veterans wouldn't mind if the break lasted for a while longer.)
Regardless of which side of the issue you fall on, one thing is certain: Baseball season is on its way in a hurry.
Believe it or not, Winter Warm-Up tickets are already on sale and the event will take place in about six weeks. After that, things will really go fast with only a month until pitchers and catchers report to spring training.
At least that's what I am telling myself tonight as the temperature plummets and we get ready to head into the serious part of the winter.