4 Reasons Why There Is, In Fact, Crying in Baseball, Despite What You May Have Heard

Or, 4 Reasons Why I Was Obliged to Take a 1.5 Hour Hot Bath and Drink Half a Bottle of Wine Last Night

1. On September 1, the Atlanta Braves had an eight-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the race for the National League wild card slot.

From jubilation and dancing in the streets…

2. Between September 1 and September 27, the Braves only won 9 games (they lost 17 out of 26 overall) and their lead over the Cardinals dwindled to zero.

…to slack-jawed disbelief… 

3. On the evening of September 28, the Braves gave up their last long shot at the playoffs, surrendering a 3-1 lead and ultimately hitting into a double play in the 13th inning to lose the game.

…and, finally, the numbness of despair. I thought I had hit rock-bottom. But I was wrong. (See Item 4.)

4. This morning, I woke to the realization that I spent six months of my life listening to that ass-clown Chip Carey FOR NAUGHT.

Cue weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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