"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
The Yankee announcers on YES Michael Kay and Jim Kaat didn't really go out of their way to defend Sheffield, but they may have changed their tune during the post-game show. "Ron Artest was the first thing that came to my mind.