Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants on their 1st World Championship for the Bay area. The Texas Rangers had a great run but ran into some great pitching. I don’t care what the ratings say – it was a great series. Better luck next year, Nolan.
As the season has come to a close, Bart Giamatti’s description of baseball still rings true:
“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.”
Looking forward to an interesting Mets off-season and pitchers and catchers on Feb 18, 2011.