The diary: Cards-Padres

Bill Simmons kicks off the 2006 playoffs with a running diary of the Cardinals-Padres game.

Updated: October 13, 2006, 11:14 AM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Game 4: Game 4: Dodgers-Mets Game 3: Tigers-Yankees Game 1: A's-Twins

Note: For the first time in five years, I get to kick back and watch the baseball playoffs. In October 2002, I was switching jobs and moving from Boston to L.A. In October 2003, I was working 14 hours a day for Kimmel's show. In October 2004, the Red Sox overpowered everything else. In October 2005, I was traveling around the country on two book tours.

This year? I'm home. The Red Sox are out. And I ...

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