Game 132 // Ninth Inning, Atlanta // Winning in the Unincorporated Community of Cumberland

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH: BRAVES 10 (4) – 9 MARLINS

 

The Braves have a World Series win in each of their three cities.

Boston. Milwaukee. Atlanta.

Now, after those lost years of late, they’re back in first.

And you’d wonder, after watching this game today, if they’re ready to break the One Trophy Per City Curse. Or if, after missing in the last thirteen playoff tries, the Atlanta thing will have them stuck. Until they move. Again.

But then. You realize they’re not in Atlanta. Continue reading “Game 132 // Ninth Inning, Atlanta // Winning in the Unincorporated Community of Cumberland”

Game 92 // Ninth Inning, San Francisco // The Great Cubs Miracle

9:25: A scoreless top of the fourth passes. Three up, three down. Hopeless dread circling and stabbing at my head. I know a losing Cubs team when I see one.

9:30: Put running shorts on, tie shoes. Glance at TV on the way to the door. Hear mom say “… bases loaded?” Hear the crack of the bat and a cheering ballpark, through the TV speakers. Hear dad say “Matt freaking Moore?”—and assume the worst. Continue reading “Game 92 // Ninth Inning, San Francisco // The Great Cubs Miracle”