And congratulations to the Cardinals for winning another well-fought championship series. I may be 0 for 2 this October, but I’ve still got my silver linings: 1) Now I don’t have to feel compelled to stay up way past my bedtime to watch the games to the end; 2) I won’t have to shell out $26 per ticket in “convenience” and “handling” charges for standing room or an obstructed view; 3) By avoiding a Red Sox-Astros World Series, there will be one less metaphorical crutch for hack pundits to lean on during the last week of the Presidential campaign. Bloggers everywhere rejoice.
With the end of the season comes the start of the Carlos Beltran bidding wars. Some things don’t need to wait:
The mid-market Astros will have a difficult time coming up with enough money to keep Beltran
Expect to read that sentence a lot over the next few weeks. Expect me to mutter incoherently under my breath about idiot sportwriters every time you do.
UPDATE: The Beltran BS is worse than I thought. Argh!