“Baseball’s absolute unpredictability makes amateurs of us all”

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The quote of the Postseason comes from Roger Angell, of course:

Every year along about this time, friends start asking me, “Who’s going to win tonight? Whadda you think?” But of course I have no clue. Baseball’s absolute unpredictability makes amateurs of us all . . .

Angell uses the term “cheerful idiocy” to describe the proper way to approach a playoff game. That sounds absolutely and perfectly spot-on.

And if Roger Angell feels this way you are not just forgiven, but commanded, to tune out people who think they know what’s gonna happen tonight, or any other night, in the postseason.