Here's the deal...I feel worse than:
1.) An elementary school boy who just got dumped by his first crush.
2.) A Cubs fan.
3.) A mid 90's New York Knicks fan (choke artists).
4.) A bride left at the altar.
5.) You get the point...
Wednesday was uneventful and unexciting. Tonight I literally could not sit still (beer apparently does not calm nerves). I was completely on the edge of my seat for almost 7 innings. I have never, ever experienced that in a baseball game. This was far an above any Colts playoff game I have ever watched, and above any Pacer playoff game I have ever seen, and there were some ridiculously intense playoff games against the Knicks.
To my point...we sucked. To sum it up is a quote by John Candy in Cool Runnings “You choked…you choked, you have all the skills, you know what to do,
but you choked.”
He told the Team:
“You gotta figure out how to STAY LOOSE out there. I can’t tell you how
to do that.”
It perfectly explains the deer in the headlights that we were once we had a lead.
I was so pumped at how absurdly ridiculous game 3 was going to be in Cincinnati Sunday evening. Well it is still going to be ridiculous, we can take on Hamels, we will be in our comfortable surroundings and won't urinate down our femur. We move on and slot Wood against Halladay and pull one off. Then we take it back to Philly and do the unthinkable, or at least make it one helluva ride trying.
This has quite possibly the most amazing baseball season of my life, and it's not going to end without a fight by the Reds. To quote my favorite baseball coach of all time, "Baseball is a games of ups and downs, and peaks and valleys, but no matter what happens you can never get to high and you can never get to low." We are at the ultimate low and our veteran leaders will not let us get too low. We will be back and strong come Sunday, just have some faith, we have waited a long time and deserve it.