The city's first world title since 1983 is so close, you can actually smell the polish wafting from the Commissioner’s Trophy. Readers wrestle with their emotions ...
“I'm going to this game and I'm saying: caution to the f-ing wind. Anticipation is part of the experience, which will make this an unforgettable day. And if they lose, so be it. This is no Game 7. There's no real pressure here. I have no doubts about this one. I don't believe the Rays are suddenly going to find their bats and moxie while facing Hamels.” – RSB
“I am having some serious cognitive dissonance as, even though I'm a lifelong Phillies fan and don't want to assume anything or jinx the team, I am really thinking good things right now. Good things that I will not dare say out loud.” – dwr
"Absolutely unable to concentrate at work today.Burning my nervous energy by reading BL and playing Free Cell. Completely non-productive." - bonehead
“I'm trying somehow to get through another couple hours of work before driving up 95 for game five tonight. think I might have a massive coronary before the afternoon is thru.” - ae
"Please god end it tonight so that I may escape from the Photoshop hell I've built." - weitzel