2. I did get home in time to see The Captain come through in the 8th. That was an epic at-bat; there was one point where Jeter had 2 strikes, Fenway was going crazy, and I was absolutely positive that Schilling was going to strike him out - Jeter ended up fouling two tough pitches, and so Fenway's energy subsided somewhat, and then BLAMMO - over the Monster.
3. The AVClub has a great feature up today: 18 Reasons Why 1997 Might Be the Next 1967. Personally, I'd always been of the opinion that 1989 was one of the greatest years in music history, but this feature makes a pretty compelling case for 1997. Which, incidentally, was 10 years ago, and now I feel INCREDIBLY OLD.