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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, October 5, 2012


As a Braves fan I'm used to October heartache.  Outside of '95 (and frankly '91) every postseason has ended in heartbreak and sadness.  I still hate Jim Leyritz with the heat of a thousand suns.

But just when I thought October couldn't get any MORE painful, MLB manages to find a way.

First, they reduce a 162 game season to a one game playoff.  The Braves win the third most games in the NL and they have to play a one game playoff.  They proceed to play VERY poorly.  So far we are holding to form.

Then - in one of the worst rulings I can remember since Jim Joyce - the LF ump misapplies the infield fly rule.

Just atrocious.

And Selig, Torre and the cowards at MLB will never overturn it on protest.

Just awful.

I bet Matt Ryan breaks his leg on Sunday to complete the month of suck.

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