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Copyright © 2014 by Ralph F. Couey
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"Faith may be able to move mountains, but it can't by itself move a man 90 feet."
I've always felt that the dawn, the bright herald of a new day, was the gift of a clean slate, with yesterday's sorrows completely erased. Whatever the previous night brought, all was made good and right with the dawn.
I guess it depends on the event.
The Kansas City Royals finished the 2014 baseball season with a soul-crushing 3-2 loss to the newly-crowned repeat champion San Francisco Giants. The game was close, and there was one toe-curling piece of hope and excitement right at the end. But as Salvador Perez's foul pop settled into the glove of the Panda, I felt the light inside me dim and go dark.
The excitement, the impossible wins, the incredible realization of the impossible which had driven Royals' fans for the past six months all ended with all the traumatic shock of a car accident. The season, with all its ups and downs, streaks and stops, wins and losses, was over. The World Series was lost.
But out of the silence that enveloped Kaufman Stadium, a chant began to grow.