So did they suddenly decide that they wanted it, having not really wanted it before?
Did new-found guts strike out those fifteen batters and get those nineteen hits?
Guts and stuff that they hadn’t had the day before?
Is that how baseball works?
I do believe they have confidence now. And I am hoping so hard that they’ll win it.
[Since irony is not always easy to pick up on blogs, I just want to say that I think that the answer to each of my four questions is "no."]