Last year, around this same time, I posted this in this space…
The Greatest Mystery of Life
No, not that one! This one…
Why can’t the Braves hit in the postseason?
Oh, well…now that they’re out (big surprise!) I’m pulling for the Cubs and the Red Sox! Now THAT would be one of life’s great mysteries solved, don’t you think?
The only difference? Now, I’m pulling for the Cardinals and the Red Sox!
I guess you could say it’s just a game. I guess you could say we weren’t supposed to get this far this year anyway. I guess you could say you’ll take the 13 consecutive division championships over say, the other extreme. You could say all that, but it doesn’t make it any better when they lose like this.
Say…how ’bout those Falcons?!?!?
UPDATE, 12:27 a.m., 10.12.04…
Now I know what the problem was! Not too long after I posted the last baseball post, I get an email from my brother! No wonder the Braves lost…turns out my nephew, my big brother’s eldest and only son was in attendance at the game!
The Cubs can talk about the curse of the billy goat and the Red Sox can talk about the curse of the Bambino, but there apparently ain’t no curse in baseball like the Braves’ “Pharis Curse.” Every time somebody in my family – besides me and my bunch, of course – is actually at the game, they lose!
So to Braves fans everywhere, my apologies on behalf of my family. It’s all our – no, HIS fault! (Well, that and the fact that they still can’t hit in the postseason!)