Bart Giamatti, former president of Yale and MLB commissioner:

It’s designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything is new again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains comes, it stops, and leaves you to face the fall alone.

Thanks, Red Sox radio announcers, for sending that little extra shiver of despair through my soul when closing out the season today. Remind me again why I decided not to move to L.A.?

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