I checked out after Monday’s horrific events, locking myself up in a dark room with booze, roast beef sandwiches and imaginary sorority girls. The I realized that’s not how you do it. You don’t lock yourself away when the forces of evil want to f$%k up your shit. You say “bring your f$%king best, forces of evil” and go about your routine. Which, in my case, is usually locking myself in a dark room with booze, roast beef sandwiches, and imaginary sorority girls.

Two things helped pull me out of spiraling, the-world-is-going-to-hell depression. One was the inspiring support shown to our city by other MLB teams and their fans. The other was this clip from Patton Oswalt.

Apparently, for his upcoming guest turn on Parks and Recreation, Oswalt was asked to do an improvised take which would then be whittled down to a couple minutes. The resulting bit, a f#$king epic eight minute monologue in which he explains his idea for the next Star Wars movie that crosses over into the Marvel Comics universe, made me laugh for the first time in days. For that, I am thankful.

Oh, and that four game win streak wasn’t shabby either. Do we dare dream five? With Alfredo Aceves on the hill? I say… yes.