Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
"You play to win the game."
Call me a simpleton or a neanderthal, but I find no joy in losing. There are no moral victories in competitive efforts, and there is no point in competing if you're going to be satisfied with any result short of winning.
No offense, but all this "It's not the destination, it's the journey" and "I cherish the season, the playoffs are just random luck" sounds like the kind of garbage Cubs fans have fed themselves for a century.
Or it is reality. No one is saying that they are happy to lose. But maybe expectations should be calibrated properly as many teams who put together long stretches of success start with some postseason pain.