First things first, when you walk into my office, the first thing you see is an oversized framed photo of the Post cover pictured above. Because it is unquestionably the shit.

Next, although I’m sad that I won’t get to see Manny torment the likes of CC Sabathia and AJ Burnett, the Phillies’ NLCS victory sets up a most intriguing possibility: Pedro Martinez pitching against the Bombers in the World Series.

How freakin’ cool would it be to see li’l Pedey once again stuffing defeat up the Yankees’ south 40s? I can’t imagine the Phillies would let him pitch at The Stadium; more likely they’d deploy The Pedro-Bot in the comfy confines of Citizens Bank Park. But if they did set him loose in the Bronx? Man, it’d be like something out of that wrestling scene in Escape from New York.

I’d choose that over porno. Any day.

Er, of course, until then… go Angels!

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Oh, and on the subject of Zim vs. Pedro, let’s go to the videotape. Still the most surreal thing I’ve ever seen in a Major League Baseball game, unless you count A-Rod actually coming through in the playoffs this year. If ever there was a Sox-Yanks series in which someone could have gotten shivved, it was the 2003 ALCS.