"[Scocca] recognized the value of hope, of playing every game, of grinding it all out with the possibility of something great happening, when it’s all compiled. That’s what has happened for the Orioles this season. It may end up in just one ‘playoff’ game on Friday and that’s it. Or it may be more. That we’re even here at all is amazing, and yet another reason baseball is so freaking great."
Will Leitch on this Deadspin article from April (via ny mag)