Getting ready for Game 1 of the World Series. All 4 of my St. Louis shirts are clean. I've got my satellite radio set to 865. I've been following the St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter for a few weeks. In the cupboard is a bag of pistachios for nervous snacking during those suspenseful innings.
Am I neglecting my reading with all these preparations? You'd think so, but no -- of course not. I'm reading Three Nights in August by Buzz Bissinger, which follows Tony La Russa and the Cardinals over a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs during the 2003 season.
Boston, it's not going to be 2004 all over again. Just put it out of your minds.