Saturday, October 13, 2012

Baseball rules II

Playoff games have been extraordinary for competitive drama. Last night a case in point. The home team Nationals had a six run lead over the Cardinals and the fans were loving it. As they should. This is a franchise without a legacy of success.

Hometown fans are the soundtrack of sporting events. As the Cards began a slow comeback the music changed but even in the ninth the victory felt at hand.

And so the veteran Cards scored four and won by two. Major emotional crash by the fans. And i crashed with them and marveled at baseball's slow power to consume. As I once wrote years ago, it's the last slow dance in America.

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