What makes this so much worse, of course, (as if there could be a bright side to being 0-9,) are the lofty expectations that we had for the season.
It’s difficult to maintain optimism in the face of the long litany of overwhelming statistics that strongly imply that our season is more or less over. Nipped in the bud. Wait till next year.
What are we? Eight games out of first? Nine?
Has a team never made up a nine-game deficit?
Has this never been done in the history of Organized Ball?
Hey, wait a second, wait a second.
We’ are only 7 games back!
It’s going to be a long long long season if we give up hope now.