The “day after” is when it all sinks in. Think about it…You’ve been dismissed from your job - the day after is when you really begin to reflect on what happened. Sure, as soon as you are let go, anger, rage, and a few choice words are all that are running through your head, but it’s the day after that you begin to understand what just happened, and start to think about what you are going to do next for work.
You’ve been dumped after a long relationship, and after a night of sobbing, and crying on your best friend’s shoulder, you spend the next day reliving the time you spent together, and where it all went wrong. You ask yourself, “Was it really me? If I had only done (Fill In The Blank), we would still be together…”
You’ve just lost the 7th game of the World Series and at first you’re stunned – you can’t believe what just happened. You take that long walk into the locker room, and slowly begin to take off your uniform. Your head is hung low, more from emotional exhaustion and physical fatigue than from what just happened. It’s the next day when it all finally sinks in. You are bombarded with analysis on ESPN, MLB.com, and any other so called sports expert giving their opinion on what went wrong.
If you’re a Texas Ranger or a fan of the team, you are experiencing that “Day After” feeling. Last night, the St. Louis Cardinals finished their incredible run that started on September 1st when they found themselves 10 and a half games behind the Atlanta Braves for the National League Wild Card spot, and finished with beating the Texas Rangers 6 to 2, winning the World Series for the 11th time in Cardinals franchise history.
In the end, nothing will change what has occurred…when you wake up, you’ll still be out of a job…your Plus One will no longer be at your side…and the your team will still be in search of its first World Series Championship – but time heals all pain, and there is always next time. For the Rangers and their fans, next time can’t come soon enough.