Maybe it took Ken Griffey Jr. leaving for Seattle Mariners fans to learn what he had meant to them all along. We’d never seen anybody who defied the range of conventional assessments. His return, even briefly, was important in closing the career cycle.
Maybe if a bloop single didn't fall in or the Braves got a win on a replay challenge, they would have left Cincinnati with a series win. Then again, those bad breaks hardly mattered because Braves pitchers couldn't keep Reds batters from sending balls out of Great American Ball Park.