Seems like the Yanks and Rays play every other week. In a shocking move that officially fried Aaron Boone's brain, Larry Rothschild decided to start Jonathan Holder tonight vs. Tampa's pitching staff. Whoever starts for them doesn't matter. Rothschild likes Holder's last name and thinks it bodes well. In future years, the Cy Young will go to the best bullpen because starters will have become extinct. A quality start will be two innings and one run or less. Holds will become the most valued stat in baseball. Blown saves will ruin a pitcher's career. Every pitcher will be named Holder. The real story in this final week of the regular season is the playoff race. Oakland also finishes on the road with three in Seattle and three with the Angels, who seem to be playing out the string. Paxton goes for Seattle tonight. Didi may not play until the weekend, or until the play-in game. Or not at all. Not a good omen for the pinstripes. Coup is probably sticking pins in his eyeballs right now while complaining about bad luck and injuries. You live in New Hampshire, Coup! People are suffering every day up there. A new sleep study revealed that Jon Abbey has been officially declared a nocturnal animal. He was last seen in daylight in August while researching minor league baseball statistical fallacies. Dracula gets more sleep than Abbey. In other news, Giancarlo Stanton has changed his first name back to Mike.