The Red Sox have clinched their play off berth. All the old feelings are starting to rise to the surface again. I'm anxious to know our Division Series opponent. Who'll pitch third? (We know Schilling and Martinez are one and two, but what about Lowe, or Arroyo, or Wakefield?) Are the hitters going to stay hot? Is anybody going to cowboy up? Is Francona ("Tito") up to the challenge of playoff ball? Is the Garciaparra trade going to bite us in the ass (not if Chicago keeps losing)?
All I have is questions. But in a few days it will be October, and I'm going to get some answers, whether I like them or not.