Joe Maddon is out as the Cubs' manager. It wasn't all his fault. And the Cubs said farewell with a loss.
The Brewers, owning September (so far) and clinching a postseason berth---and without their MVP.
The season's final set at the Friendly Confines was friendlier to the postseason-clinching Cardinals.
The rumour mill grinds around David Ross as Joe Maddon's prospective successor.
Just when it looked like the Cubs might bury the Cardinals toward extra innings . . .
Two National League Central seasons could turn---and bleed---in Wrigley starting Thursday.
Only these Cardinals themselves know who they are as they've retaken the NL Central.