By now, everybody knows about Manny Ramirez's supposedly "controversial" comments about not "caring" whether or not the Red Sox win the ALCS.

To remind, and to fill space:

"Why should we panic? We've got a great team. It doesn't happen, so who cares? There's always next year. It's not like it's the end of the world."

Ah, Boston. Only in Boston could a person say, "You know, the world will not in fact burst into flames and break apart into pieces as a result of one baseball game," and the reaction be shock and outrage. Or even better, more Manny Being Manny nonsense: He's crazy ... heh heh ... "not the end of the world?" That Manny ... WHAT A CHARACTER.

Yes, Red Sox fans are holding out hope, as well they should. But just in case Manny's wrong ... we recommend stocking up on perishable items and canned good this evening. Game starts at 8 p.m. Plenty of time to get to the store and back, and also so goodbye to your loved ones.

Maybe Manny Should Reconsider Being Manny [Sons Of Sam Malone]
Smokin' Hope [Soxaholix]