The morning papers are having a field day with the Yankee ritual of dressing up the team’s rookies in costume after the last home game of the season. This year’s crop left the Stadium as characters from The Wizard of Oz. (Joba makes an especially cute Cowardly Lion; Edwar is a fairly frightening Wicked Witch.) Appropriate choice of film. The Yanks awoke from their own nightmare this year, and have followed an unlikely path that has left them on the doorstep of the playoffs. A win tonight in Tampa (Clemens is scheduled), or a loss by the Tigers (who face Twins’ pitcher Yorman Bazardo–great name!) and the Yanks clinch the wild card. After being so many games back, that would be one heck of an accomplishment. We look forward to celebrating.