Baseball is finished for 2009. Even though the Phillies went farther than all the teams but one, it’s still a disappointment.
Is losing when your’re so close more heartbreaking than being, for instance, a Washington Nationals fan? God, I hope I don’t get to know.
In the end the Phils pitching fell apart. That’s every team’s weakest link.
The Yankees outplayed them and deserved to win. They are the best team money can buy–but all teams are bought to a certain extent.
Two years ago one of this blog’s commenters posted Bart Giammatti’s quote that goes to the very root of rooting:
“Baseball is a game inherently designed to break your heart.”
This morning we are heartbroken. We are sad. We are disappointed.
In late February the cycle begins anew. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Guys with uniform numbers in the 80s and 90s have a chance. Everyone’s tied for first.
Maybe that’s why we look forward to spring?