In the jetwash of a surprisingly quick and decisive World Series, the San Francisco Giants are planning a victory parade while the Texas Rangers try to figure out how the best lineup of hitters in baseball came down with collective amnesia.
But in the coming days, both teams will have to answer a perennial question that is even more wrenching this year: What should we do about all these postseason heartthrobs the fans have thrown themselves at?
This season, several generally mediocre or aging ballplayers on these teams have played some of the best baseball of their careers and become local legends in the process. Now they'll be looking for permanent employment at season's end.
Simply put, it's time to break up or get married.