There were three men down
And the season lost
And the tarpaulin was rolled
Upon the winter frost
Paul Simon, Still Crazy after All These Years (1975)
This lyric is especially appropriate because on this day in 1961, my beloved Cincinnati Reds were defeated by the New York Yankees (4 games to 1) in the 58th World Series.
I mention this fact only to remind all that, by 9 October, the World Series was FINISHED -- instead of just getting its silly "Division Series" underway.