Well, as much as it causes me great mental and physical pain to say this…congratulations to the Boston Red Sox for winning their first World Series title in 86 years. They had to work for it in the ALCS (and yes, I’m still a little bitter that it wasn’t the Yankees tearing the St. Louis Cardinals a new one on TV tonight), but they earned their title.

Not that I’m bitter or anything, but…George Steinbrenner – get that checkbook (or Visa Check Card, whatever) out and start signing some pitchers, if you want to even have a hope of getting to the ALCS next year, let alone the World Series. And for Brak’s sake, get a second closer. Mariano Rivera may still be the best closer in the business, but he was overworked and too well scouted in the playoffs this year.