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Old 10-02-2012, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Lip Man 1 View Post
ChisoxGirl: I'd never make fun of a Sox fan who cared to that extent. Good for you that you give a damn to that degree. That's not teal or sarcastic. I appreciate your loyalty.
Thanks for that. I truly believed in this team with all of my heart and they took that heart and broke it.

I got very defensive of them and Robin during those two weeks of hell. I always wanted to say something along the lines of, "Don't you dare talk about Robin and this ball club that way" around here when people would hate on them, but I held my tongue because I knew how outnumbered I'd be in my defense of them. As I said in my game report on Sunday, just once I wanted to be the one who was right about the Sox. They let me down and I'm devastated.

Feeling the way I have these last two days, I can't help but be reminded of Bart Giamatti's quote, "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 chilly rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall 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."

Originally Posted by fisk4ever View Post
I understand. There is crying in baseball. Heartbreak goes with the game.
There sure is!

Originally Posted by SCCWS View Post
Tom Hanks said "there is no crying in baseball". Shows what the hell he knows.

Originally Posted by Medford Bobby View Post
Same here...will take a while to digest the end of the season...especially since we had been in first for so long. Kept waiting for a huge 5 or 6 game winning streak but this team never showed any spark. They played so tight for a team expected not to be in first.

Look at the O's or A's, they played loose and actually had "fun" playing winning baseball. I wonder if you ask any White Sox player if they had any "fun" playing the last month or so......
I think that's why I'm so heartbroken over this collapse; we were in first place for over 120 days. That division championship that the Tigers celebrated last night, which I have refused to watch any clips of, was ours. I will root for whomever the Tigers play until they're knocked out (in addition to the Orioles and Cardinals).

To this moment, I can't understand why the Sox felt the pressure that they did down the stretch. They were the ones in first place by three games, not Detroit. They weren't the ones chasing the division leader, they were the division leader! The pressure came off after Sunday's loss and look what they've done the last two nights, specifically last night - clutch hitting, not relying on the home run and stringing together multiple hits. It's mind-boggling, frustrating and devastating all at the same time. Sigh! It's going to take awhile to get over this.
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