The Baseball Desert

Thursday, October 16, 2003

All over

Flyball to left field and the Marlins are going to the World Series for the second time in the franchise's short history. There's a deathly silence in Wrigley Field - it's so quiet you can actually hear what the Marlins are saying to each other on the field.

The Cubs' implosion will no doubt be analysed for months and years to come, but you have to tip your hat to the Marlins. They'll be packing their bags tonight to head up to the East Coast for Game 1 of the World Series on Saturday - tomorrow night they'll know whether they stop in New York or head right on up to Boston.