I think everyone outside of St. Louis is breathing a big sigh of relief that this awful thing that is the World Series is over. Nothing captures the intensity of the 2006 MLB playoffs better than Game 4 of the World Series. The Tigers looked like the Bad News Bears in the field, tripping on the field, lobbing throws into the stands, letting fly balls bounce off of glove tips.
It's sad that the most noteworthy drama of the playoffs came at the hands of someone's death, and not the intensity on the field. But, hey, it's baseball! The American pasttime!
Now we can truly focus on what matters most: football and hockey. And, to a lesser extent, Nets basketball. Luckily, we've got two months to enjoy it before hot stove reports come in from the GM meetings. And then it'll be four months of "Where's A-Rod Going to Play?!?!?!" talk.