The Tigers are 0-6, and people are already saying their season is doomed. Me, I'm an eternal optimist. So what if they hit into five double plays last night, or have left a thousand guys on base already? There's always tomorrow.
For your reading enjoyment, I direct you to this fascinating discussion of my shortcomings as a writer in these comments to a previous post.
Reading: Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policemen's Union