"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
After 33 years in the Majors and three World Series titles, he's calling it a day. Going out on top, especially with this team and the way the Cards won way the WS must have been draining. The only question is, who's going to replace him?