A very well-done episode. Great ending with Junior shooting the kid (there's an odd sentence) and the groan-inducing but admittedly very funny line about old habits dying hard.
"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 real problem was that the show was too much of a slow burn in season one. The sad part is that season two has been amazing. I just hope doesn't pull the dick move with Angel to get us to buy comics with terrible art, but awesome stories.