I was traveling today, like many other days these past few months, and I was relegated to 'watching' only the box score of yesterday's game via my phone while somewhere in the middle of Georgia.
To me, the box score kind of encapsulated the season for both teams. Weak starting pitching, inconsistent defense, and winning or losing determined by whose team was more incompetent on that particular day.
ESPN gave the game about as much attention as it deserved (I think about eleven seconds) and tried to spin it as a battling comeback for the Pirates - but I disagree. For the Pirates and Cubs, they don't win many games - other teams loose games. Yesterday it seams the Cubs handed the Pirates the game and as bad as both of these teams were, it could have come down either way.
I tire of watching these games and have lowered my expectations to just watching the players', not the team's, performance. I look to see who might be around next year, I look at the composure of the younger pitchers and I imagine a team rebuilt around winning and not just participating in a game of baseball.