>The Philadelphia Phillies advanced to the NLCS following another embarrassing game by the Cincinnati Reds, who were no-hit, shut-out and gave the other away with 4 errors.  If you were looking for a way to lose at something, then just take a look at this series.  I guess you could say the Reds really dropped the ball on this one….

Obviously the talk of the series was Roy Halladay’s no-hitter, and the ensuing whining perpetuated by some players… okay, it was mostly just Orlando Cabrera.  The talk of the next series will be on whether or not the Phillies can make it to their third straight World Series, something that hasn’t been done since the Yankees made four straight at the turn of the century.  “Turn of the century” makes it sound like it was a long time ago…. it was just ten years ago.

In other, less exciting, news, that now makes it 12 straight playoff losses for the NL Central, who haven’t won since the Cardinals wrapped up the 2006 World Series.  The Cubs were swept in 2007 & 2008, followed by the Cardinals last season, and now the Reds.  Way to go NL Central!