I was fortunate to be at game 6 of the NLCS in 2006, only to watch Yadier Molina destroy our dreams with one swing connecting to an ill-advised change-up in game 7. All this after the greatest catch I have ever seen. Not only was Endy's catch miraculous, he also had the presence of mind to launch a perfect throw to DelGado at 1B to complete the double play. As we all know, it was all for naught.
- Three years in a row is too much
- All the chances they had to put the division away, and didn't
- Losing for the third straight year...AT HOME
- Losing for the third straight year to teams we should have manhandled
- Losing for the second year to the Marlins. I think I hate them more than the Braves now
- Not being able to put teams away.
After the final out yesterday, watching from a Nassau County Applebees, because I was unable to view this debacle from the comforts of my throne in my living room, my wonderful wife of more than 15 years knew to stay away from me. Later, after my frustration was reduced to the point of insanity, she apologized. Why, you didn't do it? She understands how much it hurt.
I'm still hurting. I don't know any better way of explaining it other than to quote Sting and the Police:
There's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing as yesterday
There's a black hat caught in a high tree top
There's a flag pole rag and the wind won't stop
I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running 'round my brain
I guess I'm always hoping that you'll end this reign
But it's my destiny to be the king of pain
~ The Police ~
Talk me in folks...I'm on the ledge!