I couldn't believe it, I woke up this morning and realized that not only had the world not ended, the Nationals had still lost the game.
I'm staring at a sheet of World Series tickets that are now just novelty collector's items, and a fading memory of the excitement and noise in the stadium while just 1 strike from the NLCS. I just don't know how a team or select players come back from this sort of thing. I know it happens, I just don't know how.
I'm not looking forward to next season, that'll need to wait until January.
At least the 3 lone Cards fans in our section were respectful and what you typically see from St. Louis fans. They were happy, but they knew it was crushing.