Aren't sports the place where the improbable still occurs? Aren't sports the place where underdogs live and long shots come true? If you can't believe in the unlikely, why care?
So here's my underdog, one of the biggest of all time -- I believe Barry Bonds will not hit another home run and will not break Hank Aaron's record.
It's a big deal now, the Bonds watch, hundreds of reporters and hundreds of thousands of fans hanging on Bonds' every move. But if fails to go deep tonight, this week, next week and even next month, what happens?
I'll tell you what happens.
David Beckham's free kicks generate more excitement than Barry's next at bat.
Writers sent to chronicle the record collect so many Marriott points they retire.
Three regulars in McCovey Cove contract hypothermia.
Frustrated about having to buy a second suit, Bud Selig returns to Milwaukee.
Bonds' loyalists ask, "What were we thinking?"
The rest of the country replies, "You weren't."