In New York, the eagle has landed. And cut his hair. And paraded around town with his gal by his side.

Meanwhile, the Sox continue to explore options, and also sign John Flaherty, infamous in my mind for breaking up Pedro’s no hitter in the ninth at Tampa Bay back in 2003. Myself, I’m ignoring all this surface buzz about Glaus and Tejada. I’m thinking — perhaps hoping — that there’s something bigger and more outlandishly spectacular for us being worked on under the radar.

Oh, and Mister the Bellhorn is back… in San Diego. Stop into Petco on your next trip out west to see him and Dave Roberts in action.

And now… I’m off to start Christmas shopping. I’ll be the tall guy at the South Shore Plaza.