Playing the odds

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.

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