Month-old news at this point, but I only just now got around to reading Grant Brisbee’s spot-on summary of game 4 of the ALDS, the best single game, by far, of the entire postseason:
But this is it. This is the baseball experience. You build up the
energy over 162 games, and you store it and hope for the best, and
the radiation becomes too much, and now the parakeet is dead.
Great. Except that’s exactly what you want. You want the release
after 162 games, the progressive jackpot paying off.
Baseball is a ponzi scheme, except it really does pay off
occasionally, and when it does, you get everything that you