Congratulations to the Florida Marlins, a very deserving World Series champion. Josh Beckett was amazing, and he needed to be since Andy Pettite pitched very well also. I’m rather surprised that the one name no one mentioned during the game last night in talking about Beckett was Johnny Podres, who threw a 2-hit shutout in Game 7 of the 1955 Series to give the Brooklyn Dodgers their only title. Whoever you want to compare Beckett and his effort to, the comparison will be favorable to the Marlin hurler.
The Yankees, by necessity, will be a very different team next year. I’ve got a longish post working on that, but I’m a little too depressed to do it right now. Enjoy it while you can, all you Yankee haters. We’ll be back.