Sigh. The baseball season is over.
While others will watch the Division playoffs and the World Series, Blue Jays fans know the truth: It’s over. And over in stunning fashion, with a Bichette/Springer outfield collision taking the latter out of the game, injured, and allowing three runs, effectively taking the Blue Jays out of the game, too.
For those in Ottawa, this is the second abrupt baseball-season-ending event this year. Four weeks ago the Frontier League’s Ottawa Titans lost a third-game squeaker in their Division championship. The baseball season was over.
You can’t compare the two, I guess. Some Major League players earn tens of millions of dollars; the median salary was $1.2 million/year. Frontier League players earn between $1,000 and $2,000/month. For the summer months. The Blue Jays drew over 30,000 fans to games this year; the Titans feel lucky when they have 3,000 bums in seats.
Earning millions or riding the bus. Hitting for the win or trying to stay alive. Building a career, chasing a record, or getting one last play in before your mom calls you in for supper. Baseball is all of that, and more. Baseball offers a chance at a moment in the sun. Here’s to all those who step up to the plate.