One in a Brief Series: How Do Texas Rangers Fans Make It Through the Day After Last Night?
|Photo by Rachel Parker|
|When you're put in tonight, C.J., yes, do that.|
"I'm not sure I'm the one to ask. There's the party line for this team: They're as resilient a team as I've ever paid attention to in my life. It's almost silly how they're able to put things behind them and move on, and a lot of that's Wash. That's one of the special things about this team -- they don't let these things linger. They're much better at it than I am, and it gives me inspiration to follow suit."
That said: "I feel physically ill today. It's more than just a sports hurt. I don't feel well. And I felt great during the game: tons of epic fail and classic moments. And now I feel like crap."
Jamey wrote this today, if only to make himself feel better. We're old friends, as you may know; we used to trade baseball cards when we were kids. We talked for a long time this morning abut how it's OK to feel awful -- that's when you know you're a sports fan.
Says the man who was the first to coin the phrase "Napoli Ever After," far as I can tell: "The great moments wouldn't be that great if they weren't bounce-backs from The Great Suck." Slap that on a tee.
Up next: Eric Nadel.