It was a beautiful southern California morning. The jacarandas were in bloom.
Oliver's team went into the first playoff game in second place. They expected to "beat the pants off" the other team.
In the first inning, they scored five runs.
By the end of the game, they had lost 20 - 8.
Lots of tears.
Let's hope Henry's playoff game works out a little better. Just saying.
*Update: Redemption was not to be. Henry's team also lost abysmally and while there were fewer tears from the big boys, it took an end of season party of pizza and cannoli with beer for the grown-ups to shake it all off. We're done with baseball -- for now.