Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
Sorry, I just don't buy that.
You can't count on "next year". You make the best of your opportunities when they are staring you in the face. The brass ring was right there to grab.
If you're happy just to be there, you ain't ever going anywhere.
I've always been a today fan and not a tomorrow fan. This was the opportunity and we have pretty much blown it. Nothing you can do about it or...
Maybe you don't give up a game to "rest" starters when you knew every loss would put you up against the worst possible team to face--the Phillies and their home field advantage? Maybe you don't pitch Volquez in game 1 because he doesn't have the experience or maturity to handle that? Maybe you don't play in the field with your head in your behind? Maybe, maybe, maybe. Maybe this wasn't our year, but it could have been. It just wasn't.
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