Down three runs against John Lester in the eighth inning of the Wild Card game. Every game--fourteen games total--after that, was gravy. And until the final pitch of the seventh game of the World Series, we had a reasonable change of eating pumpkin pie topped with some glorious whupped cream. Losing sucks, but hey, it was the best ride in nearly three decades. And remember what King also told Chris: "Just keep your pecker hard and your powder dry, and the world will turn."