On Friday, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 to win their playoff series and end not only the Phillies' season, but also the postgame reactions of our two, alternately cocky and tortured Phillies fans, Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan. Here they are with their (sniff) final reaction post.
Chris Ryan: I guess that's what happens when you bring a knife to a Stratego tournament. In this series, the Phillies were put to death by a hundred dying quails, ground balls with eyes, and worked counts. And on Friday night, the fatal blow was dealt early by Skip Schumaker. Skip Schumaker — if he didn't exist, the Cardinals would have had to invent him.