The season was supposed to end today, but it didn't, as the Detroit Tigers' rather epic collapse has resulted in a tie for first-place in the AL Central between them and the Minnesota Twins -- one which won't be resolved until Tuesday. Home field in the playoff is determined by who won the season series -- which is Minnesota in this case. However, the Vikings are playing their Monday Night Football game in the Metrodome, and so the entire baseball season is on hold for 24 hours to accommodate football. This is why there are so few stadiums that do double duty anymore....
The Yankees ended their season with a 10-2 rout of the Tampa Bay Rays. Amusingly, Alex Rodriguez entered the game with 28 home runs and 93 RBIs -- which is impressive, given that he missed the first five weeks of the season while recovering from hip surgery in March. It was only a pity that he'd miss the 30 HR/100 RBI plateau for the first time in more than a decade.
And then he came up in the sixth inning with two runners on and the Yankees down 2-0, and he hit a homer, giving the Yanks a 3-2 lead. That was only the start of the inning, and he came up again in the same inning with the bases loaded and the score 6-2.
At which point, he hit a grand slam, giving him exactly 30 HR and 100 RBI. It's the 12th season in a row that he's reached both milestones in a season (which is a major-league record).
Plan for the evening is to do a bit of cleaning in my room and also finish watching Burn After Reading, which has been on the DVR for a while, and which I started over dinner.
Tomorrow, it's back to the Census. And also back to scripting Farscape comics. And I have revisions to do on StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres. Cha cha cha.
Tuesday is my signing at the B&N in Park Slope.