Travel Observation #20: Hotels, motels and casitas that proudly claim to offer their guests a high-speed wireless internet connection are quite often wholly unable to actually deliver on that promise.
While in New Mexico, 95% of my Red Sox news has come in the form of a final score only. So I know that they have pissed away any chance they might have once possessed to win the East. The Yankees now lead the division by nine fookin' games. Boston holds a 2.5-game lead over the Rangers for the Wild Card. Which, I suppose, is really all I need to know.
For now, MLBTV remains a possibility for tomorrow night's game against Baltimore. And we discovered tonight that the Albuquerque Isotopes -- the Marlins' AAA team -- begin the Pacific Coast League playoffs at home Wednesday night against the Memphis Redbirds. Albuquerque is the city from which we are leaving early Thursday morning, so we may see some minor league ball before heading home.