DanUpBaby from Viva El Birdos:
Nine-hundred and eighty times out of a thousand Matt Holliday catches the ball. Seven-hundred and eighty times out of a thousand a batter facing Ryan Franklin doesn’t reach base safely. If I keep saying that he sucks he can’t suck. None of it matters in that one instant except to remind us, to insist to us, that baseball isn’t always like this, that normally it meets our expectations halfway.
Right now the best part about the 2009 season is that it’s happened—that we lived through and talked about two proposed Matt Holliday trades, 29 Chris Carpenter starts, the birth of a new, scrappier middle infield, an incredible run away from our natural rivals—and that it’s still happening. It animated another summer with possibility and discussion and mustaches, and it’s gotten us into fall with the potential for one more improbable attempt at keeping things going. I would rather the baseball season never end; failing that, I’d like to see it through Saturday.