At at least one point during his eight seasons as Texas Rangers manager, Ron Washington somewhat confusingly said this:
“My players did not show character. They revealed it.”
I’m at a loss for the right words today, too.
Sports adversity is always right around the corner, if not staring your team in the face and sometimes kicking its tail, but it’s just sports, which is not to diminish what this is for Matt Harrison and Martin Perez, for whom I can’t imagine what today feels like, as they find themselves cruelly at the bottom of the pile-on, or maybe the top, or whatever.
I don’t know what to say this morning, or even some loose idea of what I’d like to say.
It’s character-reveal time, and in some sense — I’m not sure exactly how right now — I think it’s gonna be all right.