Early in the game, the Fox cameras zoomed in on a sign from an Astros fan that said simply: WALK PUJOLS. Had they listened, the Astros would be resting up for the Series. Now they're headed back to St. Louis, staving off the demolition of Busch Stadium a bit longer. Baseball's greatest hitter popped a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning for a 5-4 win. - - - - Someone told me this week that he'd read an article about how men, while often conversationally challenged, often have an advantage in starting conversations. Since most guys like sports (though certainly not all), men can walk into a room full of strangers and count on a default conversation about sports. Even if it's about a sport you don't get (NASCAR), you understand the passion. Women, on the other hand, have to search for a topic that works. Is that right? (And if it's right, why do you often see women so deeply engaged in conversations while guys are checking their watches?) - - - - Did others read the stuff that George Will has written about Harriet Miers? It was brutal. I would think after a few blasts from the left and lots of blasts from the right she'd be thinking, "It can't be worth this."