Thursday, September 29, 2011

Braves and BoSox Blow Out

I wish I could write "bow out" instead, but while their final games, which will mark for them the beginning of what will be a very long off-season indeed, were close, there was nothing artful about what happened to either team in September.

I don't follow the Red Sox closely, but the Braves' problems were captured perfectly in their heartbreaking, 13-inning loss to the Phillies:  Their rightly vaunted, but still very young bullpen finally ran out of gas and they simply could not get a big hit, or even manufacture a run, when it counted, their most obvious shortcoming the entire season.

Oh well...wait until next year...again.


  1. I thought it was an odd year for the Braves. I stayed up late to watch the game last night, and I'm paying for it this morning. However, Sage, your optimism inspires me. Spring training is right around the corner!

  2. "Optimism"? I was thinking more like resignation, but I like optimism better.

    Red Sox fans, by contrast, are probably on a 24-hour watch.

  3. I called this back in April. I'm done with the Red Sox. Pessimism has its place.

  4. If being a baseball player is somehow managing to suffer through a long season, being a baseball fan is suffering through many long seasons.

    And you, sf, have miles to go before you sleep.

    Play Ball!