My younger son Jonah turns 3 tomorrow. That's a little crazy for me to think through right now. Damn, it goes fast...
*Theo to Chicago: There isn't anyone (except for trolling contrarians) who doesn't think this is a coup for the Cubs. As for the Red Sox...
*Freak-out at Fenway: That Boston Globe story yesterday was deeply flawed for two reasons -- (1) Opaque use of anonymous sourcing to trash Terry Francona and the players; (2) conflating correlation with causation. The players eating fried chicken didn't cause them to miss the playoffs. If the team had won one more game over 162, the story is "Gotta love the Idiots!" Just like the story in 2004 if the team loses the ALCS is "These misfits are too unstable to win anything."
*ALCS: Jim Leyland screwed up the ending but good.
*NLCS: I'm no Tony LaRussa fan -- and not much of a Cardinals fan, period (if anything, I'm way more sympathetic to the Brewers -- but damn, this Cards team is getting easy to like. They hustle their way into the playoffs, dispatch the presumptive NL champ then ride Albert Pujols and sick relief pitching to a series lead, halfway to a pennant.
*NCAA clears Cam Newton, Auburn: As expected (but not so expected last fall).
*Tim Tebow in the next "Die Hard?" Look at the head of Fox movies, trolling all of you.
*Funny: OccupyHerbstreit, a Tumblr of a guy holding up college football-themed signs down at the "Occupy Wall Street" protests.