"It breaks your heart. It's meant to break your heart." Those short sentences from the late Bart Giamatti are two of the best about baseball ever penned. (They also describe part of the Christian life, I'd suggest.) The Boston Red Sox recently broke my heart again with a summer swoon so irritating that for a few days I didn't care whether the players went on strike-but, writing on Sept. 4, I'm now very glad they didn't. That's because baseball, like life, always comes up with new kindnesses-and those contemplating giving up should keep that in mind.