I would just like to say that this year is the year of the underdog. A's clinch a playoff berth (and are o-so-close to clinching the pennant). The Nationals clinch first place in the NL East. And the Orioles in a stones throw of AL East. And the Giants win the NL West (though they really aren't underdogs) Lordy! I daren't tell you my hopes for a world-series, but goodness, this will be fun.