Hours after the final out, there was only one job left to do at empty Citi Field.
So the very last person remaining on the dimly lit diamond climbed into the shiny red Camaro presented to MVP Salvador Perez, turned the ignition and slowly drove along the warning track.
A moment later, the gleaming taillights disappeared through a gap in the left-center field wall.
World Series, over.
Hard to believe a packed postseason began almost a month earlier, a few miles away at Yankee Stadium with a gem by bearded Dallas Keuchel, one of baseball's many bright, new stars.
In between, there sure was a lot for fans to savor and second-guess. A final look back...