It’s one of the sad days of the year: the day after the baseball season ends

A few reflections on the end of the season and the World Series:

  1. It’s one of the sad days of the year: the day after the baseball season ends. Note: my wife does not agree with this sentiment. In fact, just the opposite.
  2. It was a good World Series by the San Francisco Giants, but I hate when a team goes down to defeat because they slump at the wrong time.  The Rangers were the best offensive team in the American League and couldn’t buy a timely hit against SF.
  3. Good pitching beats good hitting, and the Giants pitchers looked terrific. Games dominated by great pitchers thrill the baseball purist, but they’re not very exciting at 10 o’clock at night.
  4. I was hoping to see more fireworks from the game’s dominant player during the season, Josh Hamilton. I don’t think he ever fully recovered from the late-season rib injury.
  5. The World Series hero is so frequently an unheralded player who doesn’t usually produce big hits: This year it was SF shortstop Edgar Renteria. I wonder if he’ll reconsider his retirement plans.
  6. This was the first championship for the Giants since 1954, when they were still in New York. Amazing that in 1954 (the year I was born), there were no teams located west of the Mississippi. Things have changed.
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About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group (www.valcort.com). Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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