Go Fish! Soriano and Giambi are back in the Yankees lineup tonight, though both have been dropped in the order, Soriano to 9th. ... Aaron Gleeman is providing fantastic running WS commentary. ... Jim Caple imagines a Red Sox/Cubs World Series (Games 1-2, 3-4-5, 6-7) ... Knuckles versus kisses.
In New York, the pressure builds, for tonight and beyond:
Also: The Bush administration is enforcing a standing policy that forbids news coverage of killed American soldiers as their remains are returned to US military bases. ... In response to the leaking of an internal Pentagon memo (text) (in which Rumsfeld says the US "is putting relatively little effort into a long-range plan" in Iraq, predicts "a long, hard slog" and wonders if "the harder we work, the behinder we get"), one Senate Republican aide says Rumsfeld has "laid a giant turd on the front doorstep of all the happy talk."