Do you remember the dramatic 2001 World Series between the Yankees and Diamondbacks? How about the Diamondbacks’ improbable bottom-of-the-ninth rally against Mariano Rivera? Wasn’t that an unbelievable finish to an unbelievable series? The next day, I called my dad and asked if he’d ever seen a more memorable finish to a World Series. His response was anticlimactic, “Actually, son, I went to bed at the end of the eighth inning.”
Isn’t one of the most fascinating things about life how we eventually become the person that perplexed us in our youth? For example, last week, I went to bed before the ninth inning of Game 7 of this year’s World Series. And, last night, I retired long before the presidential election was decided. I guess living and dying in Eastern Standard Time has its tradeoffs.
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