The baseball playoffs begin without the Red Sox, and that’s just fine.
The Olde Towne Team had a fine year under the circumstances, and those circumstances left them unable to keep up with the Rays and Yankees. C’est la vie.
I can root for old favorites Derek Lowe of the Braves and Bronson (Worse trade than Sparky Lyle for Danny Cater) Arroyo of the Reds.
But if you need a Sawx fix, here it is. A greatest hits video compilation of Adrian Beltre having fits every time a teammate (especially Victor Martinez) rubs his head. (Thanks to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.)
And hey, how about a Twins-Reds World Series? (Just to give FOX a fit.)