Well then. I wasn't optimistic about the Pirates chances if the series went beyond 4 games. It was a tough loss only because games 4 and 5 were a lot more winnable than expected. But at the end of the day good pitching beats good hitting in the playoffs. And the Pirates were a long way from good hitting these last two games.
Still, 2013 was an amazing series. I can only hope it's something to build on in the coming years, and with the amount of top tier talent in the minors right now, I'm very optimistic about what the future can hold.
There were some really great memories in the last couple weeks, as well as my first in person playoff experience. Here's to next year