Once upon a time, a former Commissioner of Baseball wrote something quite sage.
“…“[Baseball] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall all alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.””… ―
And so it ends….
The 2018 season is over, summer has ended and fall has begun. It has been a good year for Braves fans. It is possible it will be even better. But, it is over, my heart, as usual, breaking. Around Valentine’s Day, the world will become bright again. Until then, we have post season.