Last night was why we are fans. Last night was why we watch every game, scrutinize every injury, pretend we know better than Charlie Manuel.
Last night the Phillies overcame a 9-2 deficit in the eighth to mount an unimaginable seven-run comeback to finish with a 10-9 win over the Dodgers with a walk-off double by Carlos Ruiz.
Major League sports, with its endorsements, politics and shameful money, can seem like a ridiculous investment of time. How, on earth, are we so devoid of meaning that we waste countless hours a day on fantasy sports or stat checking?
But then you remember its about more than that: It’s why you played halfball in the street as a kid. It’s those rare moments when you’re presented with insurmountable odds and you get to laugh in their face.