This is rightfully a day of celebration for the Sox, who back-doored it into the playoffs last night—congratulations to our foes; the best team came in second this year—but we’d also be remiss not to send out a congratulations to Mike Mussina on his 19th win of the year, tieing his career best, a 3-1 victory over the Jays in which he took a liner off the elbow. I hope it’s not his last win as a Yankee, either this year or in the future. It’s been a pleasure to watch him this season—one of the few pleasures granted us YFs—and I for one would be glad to see him in pinstripes again next year. For the record, he now has 269 wins (plus 7 in the postseason). This past March, the idea that he might someday reach 300 wins seemed wildly farfetched. It’s still unlikely, but perhaps not quite out of the question. We can leave the HOF debate for another time. For the moment, we’ll just hope he gets numbers 20 and 270 before this ill-fated season is in the books.