To the Sox chances for the East, and to Paul Newman.  In his honor, on this rainy Saturday I think I’ll pop in my Road to Perdition DVD…I know at least one regular who may be doing the same.

Mission 1 accomplished

And that would be to make the playoffs.  Hats off to the fellas for achieving that goal.

Mission 2 is next, and not exactly necessary…that is win the division.  Not very likely in my opinion.

I’m sure you all can figure out what the next 3 missions after that would be.

And this is going to seems strange from this space; but a tip of the cap to the Yankees for their incredible run of making the playoffs.  Those pricks were in post season every year since my senior year in college.

Another kick in the pants by the Rays

How many people have been saying to you that there is no way the Rays can hold on?  I have friends who have been saying this since May, and nobody has believed me when I say that I think they can.  “The starting pitching will hit a wall”…”They don’t have the experience in September pressure situations”…blah, blah, blah.

They CAN hold on, and there is a good chance that they WILL.  Either way the Sox will make the playoffs…but despite having the Angels number in the post the past few years, I don’t think I want to find out in the first round.  So here’s hoping they take the rubber match today, and leave that horrible dome in a virtual tie for 1st in the division.