Well, don't look now, but the Padres have nearly collapsed and the Giants are on a win streak. They play a three game series this weekend, and a fourth tie-breaker in case the Padres sweep. The Giants would need to lose all four for the Padres to win it. I have some excitement, but mostly reserved anticipation. I hope they're not passing out those rally towels at the game tonight in anticipation of the clincher. I was at one of those games in 2000, and the air was full of lint and everybody's eyes were scratchy.
But, here's to a first playoff spot since 2003. It's about time.