Afterglow: The baseball hero

When does it really sink in? Ten playoff stories from postseasons past

Originally Published: October 21, 2013
By Steve Wulf | ESPN.com

The baseball postseason is unpredictable, but there is one sure thing. At some point, the hero will be asked to describe his feelings, and he will say something like, "It hasn't quite sunk in yet." Then he'll disappear into the shaving cream pie or the champagne spray or the phalanx of microphones and notebooks.

So when does It -- capital I -- sink in, and what does It feel like? It might happen right away, or the morning after, or the following spring, ...

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