Philosophy must take over at this point. On its face, it's a disappointment to Texas Rangers fans to see their team drop two games in a row and blow a chance to close out the series at home. But here are three considerations that might present themselves to the fan who thinks about it a little more deeply.
Sweeping the Rays might have been a near occasion of the sin of pride. Narrowly winning a hard-fought nerve-racker will make it easier for us to "walk humbly with our God."
Game 5 will give the Rays a second chance at the privilege and pleasure of seeing the great Cliff Lee in action.
A fifth game is necessary if we want to humiliate the Rays by winning the series from them on their home field.
Troublingly, it's the third consideration that appeals to me the most....