I’m just so caught by surprise.
Really. I asked myself what I wanted to say in this moment, and, while I no longer expected the Cubs to pull the whole series out, I certainly didn’t expect this.
I’ll have much more on the season, as a whole, and the shocking NLCS soon. For tonight, though, I need a breath.
As I hinted at this morning, and as birthed itself into life tonight, I don’t understand the end to this season. It’s not as if I believe I – or we – are entitled to anything special, but I have not experienced, personally, this kind of surprising undoing. Losing in the playoffs is one thing. This kind of swift, complete domination is another thing entirely. I’m sure you’re feeling it, too. It’s rough. It’s really, really rough.