- The Yankees imploded in the playoffs - again - with lackluster hitting and uninspired pitching. Teasing us down the stretch with great play made their post-season collapse all the more disappointing.
- The Red Sox won the Series - again - with gutsy hitting and inspired pitching. Congrats. I take some small comfort in the American League showing the National League who its daddy is.
- The artless stooge that is Alex Rodriguez failed in the playoffs - again - and then thumbed his nose at a deal that would have made him richer than Croesus. Phooey, good riddance to bad rubbish, and kudos to Brian Cashman for refusing to negotiate a new deal. For all Rodriguez' skills and ridiculous numbers, his selfishness was locker room poison and utterly inconsistent with what it takes to win a championship. There is no "team" in Alex Rodriguez.
- The even more artless stooges that are Yankees management showed - again - that they don't know how to handle a management change with class. It may have been Joe Torre's time to go, but giving him a F--k-You offer only served to illustrate how the New Bosses are as boorish and classless as the Old Boss. Joe, you personify dignity and grace under pressure, and I will miss seeing you in pinstripes.
I see a bright future for the Yankees as they nurture their deep bench of young talent under the tutelage of a coach who knows how to get the best out of young players. It might take them a few years to bring it all together, but when they do, those of us who are proud to call ourselves Yankee fans will have something to be proud of again.