The Sprint at the End of the Marathon

Tonight we are minutes away from the start of Game 5 of the NLCS. Weaver is back to take on Glavine in a game that I hope ends differently than their earlier encounter last week. The rain stopped the game from even happening last night, which was disappointing to a degree, but I think it was better that they didn’t play. And as a good friend said last night, this way baseball goes on indefinitely. I certainly hope tonight’s game turns out to be worth the wait.
Such a long season and it all comes down to this month every year. Four months from now, the 2007 campaign will begin. Two-thirds of the year is spent watching this game and the other third is spent talking about it, trying to figure out what moves will be made. It is a marathon, not a sprint, but now it feels like a sprint. It’s marathon where the top eight at the end of the race get to take off on a 400 meter run around the track. So much time is spent just trying to get to October and then when you get here, all you want to do is get to teh end of it and come out on top. But this is the best time of the year, the most exciting part of the race.

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