I am sad.
I shed tears. For the second time in my life, baseball made me cry (the first was when Kirby retired).
But this end really is not the tragedy it feels like to us right now.
This season was an amazing 163 game ride that no one could have expected or believed would happen. After losing two of our biggest stars in the off season, losing Pat Neshek in the beginning of the season, being plagued with injuries and spots of bad luck, we still managed to make it to what I would consider the play-offs.
That game tonight was a play-off game. It was an elimination that we fell just short of. And even though I am still unbelievably sad about the outcome of said game, I have to say, it was a good one. An intense end to an excellent season.
And all I really can say right now is that I am beyond proud of our team.
So, hats off to you, boys.
You gave it your all and showed everyone that you can play the game of baseball just like the big money franchises. You showed the world that no matter what, you were going to give it your all and play every game like it was the biggest game of your life. And you showed us, that no matter what happens in the off season or the regular season, that you wouldn't give up and that you believed in yourselves as a team.
(And let's all cheer for the Rays to effectively destroy the White Sox...)