Waking up on Sept. 6 10 games back is not a great feeling. Between work and other commitments, I didn’t see any of the White Sox series this past weekend. It looks like I picked a good series to miss.

Well, it was a fun year. I suppose it’s time to see what Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Josh Reddick, Michael Bowdon, Dustin Richardson and the rest have to offer for 2011. And I’ll still get to see a couple of games against the Blue Jays in a week, which I’ll never turn down.

This is when the eternal optimist turns from believing in October to finding the glass half full.