That left a lot of journalists and broadcasters scrambling to explain how not only did they miss the boat, they couldn't even find the pier. And these “What ifs“ are getting worse. Foxsports.com even has a “What if?“ drop-down on their home page. Insane. Makes you even more amazed that the Phils so silently pulled that silly rabbit out of the hat, doesn't it?
So as I sit by the fire and Christmas tree and think of my dad and those cherished memories, it's bittersweet to reminisce about the days when you got to relive those moments and feel the biting cold, brutal hits, and monumental contests for what they were, not what they might be. And as technology took hold and papers and magazines started to disappear, even Sports Illustrated tried to makeover its style to the “What if“ concept. It didn't work. And eventually in my life, it returned to the “What was” and the “What happened?” And what happened was I canceled my subscription. Sorry dad.