"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
Graves9 pretty much said it for me. I still don't get why if they knew they weren't going to come close to signing Reyes, why didn't they trade him for something more than the one lousy draft pick they're getting as compensation?