Thank you, Boston Red Sox, for not showing up in the Bronx this weekend.
Thank you for embarrassing your loyal fan base with a simply horrid display of offensive baseball against your longtime rival and nemesis, and at the worst possible time. I will offer no excuses to anyone for the crap I've witnessed since last Thursday.
Thank you for going 0-6 against the two division rivals in the most important week of the season.
Thank you for making the Yankees look like they belong in the playoffs and you don't.
Thank you for totally wasting outstanding pitching efforts from Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz the last three days. (20 innings, 3 earned runs, no wins.)
Thank you for setting off a panic in the Nation right now.
Thank you for bringing back terrible memories of three years ago.
Thank you for allowing the Texas Rangers to tie you in the Wild Card race. (And I'm sure not looking forward to seeing them next weekend.)
Thank you for raising my blood pressure this weekend.
And thank you for making me as angry as I've ever been at you in one hell of a long time. The season isn't over by a long shot, but the ship better get righted this week, starting on Monday night.
I'm glad I have tickets for Steely Dan tomorrow night, as I need to get away from you guys for a bit.
Now, I'm going to bed. I've vented enough.