"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
ESPN showed a graphic the other day showing that, when comparing NL pitchers to the Tigers, the National League pitchers had more dingers, runs scored, and a higher batting average thus far than the Tigers did as a team. Go Cubs!