It’s got to be lurking.
Can you feel it? Does it make the hairs on your neck stand up? Is there an empty, anxious feeling in your stomach?
Do you feel helpless? Restless? Unsatisfied? Do you feel like your world is spinning out of control?
You had the lead. All you had to do was close it out. But then a hit here, a hit there. Pretty soon it feels like in the summer, after a week of rain when you sit outside and just can’t get the mosquitoes to leave you alone. A big hit and now you have a game four.
It’s the top of the 8th as I write this. Are you scared? Does your faith in this team of destiny waiver? If the Giants close you out tonight, how do you cope tomorrow?
It’s your year you said! We’re a team of of destiny. It’s going to happen! And Zobrist just made it interesting as I go to deadline.
But, has it been shaken? Has your faith wobbled just a bit? Did you get just a seed of doubt? A tinge of concern? Because Toronto and Cleveland are more complete and frankly, just better teams than San Francisco. Do you have the resilience?
Do you have a backup plan?