Bummed Out – 2014 World Series

By | October 30, 2014

We love baseball because you will see a play or a situation you have never seen every single game you watch. Game 7 proved that once again. You could write multiple novels on everything we have witnessed in the past month of October baseball. Some would be heartbreaking tales, some triumph and another a tale of excellence. Madison Bumgarner could play many roles in this story – the villian, the savior, the machine. Bumgarner cemented his legacy with three appearances that will never be duplicated. Out after out, he picked apart a pesky Royals bunch.

Game 7 lived up to its billing. Often described as the best night in sports because every pitch, every swing can change the fate of a city. There is no tomorrow and managers will use every ounce of energy these ballplayers have left. The Royals miraculous run through October ended last night – 90 feet away from tying the game. You knew they would not go quietly with the resilience they showed all October. The Royals gave not only Kansas City a month to remember but an entire nation seemed to be pulling for the underdogs. Of course a World Series would have been the perfect storybook ending but it was not in the cards this time.

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Although the build up of the World Series was not as big as years pasts, this Fall Classic delivered wonderfully. These teams battled to seven games which happens about once a decade. And we got to see history with Bumgarner’s numbers. Writers predicted it to be the “Worst World Series of All-Time” but it was far from that. It was a well played, well managed and fun series all around. The only problem with the series is that they are done playing. Couldn’t we get a Best of 9 going for a series this close? Another great postseason in the books, congrats to the San Francisco Giants!

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