The American League Wild Card Game was baseball. It was baseball and baseball and baseball, everything good about baseball. It was a lead going back and forth, managers making decisions we could argue about and players making decisions we could celebrate. It was the eternal promise of a game without a clock, the cliché of a baseball purist revealing its roots and showing us how it became a cliché. It was a home team celebrating in front of fans who have waited too damned long to celebrate.
Grant Brisbee (SB Nation)
Read the rest: “Royals, A’s and the maddening nature of baseball” http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2014/10/1/6877183/royals-athletics-mlb-2014-wild-card(via mightyflynn)
Yes, yes it was.