Video files are abundant depicting Jonathan Papelbon trying to explain why, with a 3-2 lead in the 9th, he failed to save the final game of the season for the Boston Red Sox.
But, if a 97mph pitch had been an inch apart from where it wound up… If a left-fielder had extended a few centimeters further…
In that event, the compulsory press conference never happens, and the Sox are still alive.
In the end, it’s baseball. Things happen.
Even to the very best.