Pinstripe Alley this morning. The greatest closer of all time twisted his knee, tearing a ligament that will end his season and likely end his career.
Age comes, eventually. The pulse in your wrist is a clock winding down, as though we need more reminders.
But that is why we keep coming back to the game. It grows as we grow old, and the more of the history we have lived, heard of, or read about, the richer the game becomes. That's what makes Derek Jeter's march up the all-time hit list enjoyable- not the number, but the stories revived by each number.
This morning, my heart is breaking for one of the greatest ball players I will ever see. Tonight, there will be a game.