The Importance of Being Earnest (As in ‘Earning’ Wins)
Despite the overarching attempt at cleverness in the title, this is really about comebacks.
The Rays just overcame an 8-0 deficit to beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (or Some Other Pedestrian SoCal Locale), 10-8.
I assert every pennant winner, or at least postseason team, must have a big-comeback win in that season.
I can’t prove it or back it up. It’s just my assertion, my contention, my 2:25 a.m. proposition.
Remember that game in 2010 when Juan Uribe hit a HR en route to a comeback victory against the Dodgers on a Saturday night? That sort of thing. If memory serves (and it often serves like a temptress), Flavor (typically called “Magnus” by me) was at that game.
On the flip side of this, I have an unprovable theory that last night’s (Saturday night’s) (it’s Saturday night for me mentally but not technically, know what I mean?) win over the Padres was crucial. By that I mean it would have been I’ll-take-the-gas-pipe AWFUL if we had blown that game in the ninth inning.
Alas, we won.
Maybe it turns out big.
But all wins are big, no matter where on the calendar.
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