If Opening Day should be a federal holiday then the final game of the season should be a national day of mourning. The day the regular season comes to an end is probably my least favorite day of the year because for the last two and a half decades it has meant the end of baseball in Kansas City. (Hopefully that changes sometimes in the next few years.)
The end of this season is more depressing than usual because the Royals have played pretty good ball the last couple months. Of course I realize 2011 has to end before meaningful baseball can be played in 2012 but that doesn't make it any easier.