Saturday, August 25, 2007

Take Back

The clock flashed 3:30 a.m. when Carlos Guillen ended it in the 11th inning. Everyone called it a “tough loss.”

Is there any other kind?

When you invest yourself in a baseball game – whether it’s two hours, three hours or a four hour and 24 minute, 11-inning marathon that also includes a four-hour rain delay – it hurts to lose.

Victory would mean nothing if there wasn’t pain in defeat.

The difference between them can be slight – one pitch, one bounce or one big cut – but the emotional swing is huge.

Detroit took it last night and it’s the Yankees’ job to take it back.

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