Last night's ballgame was one of the better ones I have watched this year. That's not to say it was the best played game. It wasn't. But dang it was fun to watch. With the score knotted at 0-0 all game, you had the sense that all each team needed was the one clutch hit. And given how many men each team had on base, there were over a dozen at-bats that could have decided the game.
Of course, such games are infinitely more enjoyable when my team wins....but to do it in walk-off fashion on a home run in the bottom of the ninth - well that's just great stuff.
Given that there wasn't a great deal on the line (one team out of contention; the other with a decent cushion), it sure felt like a playoff game in the sense that so many at-bats seemed pivotal.