[M]anager Dave Roberts emerged from the dugout. He had decided that the bullpen gave the Dodgers a better chance to hold the lead than Hill, his brilliance to that point notwithstanding. Suffice it to say Roberts chose wrong. A collection of six Los Angeles relievers imploded in Game 4, resulting a 9-6 loss that brought the Red Sox to the precipice of earning the franchise’s fourth championship since 2004.

Jared Diamond. Most of my baseball-watching was around 60 years ago, and I feel some gratification when all the statistics-based gaming of the game flops spectacularly.