I had a whole other post drafted and ready to go. A whole other narrative talking about my feelings for the team and what they’ve overcome to get here. Right now, it just doesn’t matter. Nothing we can say or argue makes sense. This was a collapse of the greatest proportion. Coming into tonight, the Nationals had no business winning this series but against all odds, they were on their way with a six run lead and a¬†raucous¬†home crowd. No team in a deciding postseason game down four runs had ever come back to win. The Cardinals were down 6-0 and somehow shocked us all. This hurts.
Baseball isn’t like basketball: one player (or Steve) can’t win or lose a series. It just wasn’t meant to be. This is simply the awful medicine Nats fans have to take.
The future is bright and this is a learning experience. Surely, next year the team will be better prepared. But right now, this sucks. It hurts. And there isn’t anything we can do about it. To hell with the Cardinals and Pete Kozma.
In time, we’ll look back and put this all in perspective. But for tonight, none of that makes sense or assuages a result that just shouldn’t be.