Tex won the game, but the big story last night was A-Rod, who answered the clutch bell for the Yanks with his bottom of the ninth two-run dinger to tie it. I'm so glad, and not just for the win, but to finally put to rest the stupid A-Rod-can't-take-the-playoffs meme that has just dominated the press and blogosphere for years. So let's all just admit reality now. Alex is a stupendous player. Let me suggest that his past October foibles, always more exaggerated by the media, may have been statistical noise combined with excellent opposing pitching. But who really gives a crap? The Yanks are up 2-0 and whatever demons might have been are now surely eradicated. Thank goodness. Onward and upward.