well, i suppose this is appropriate. andy laroche single handedly man handled the dodgers yesterday, going 5 for 5 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 rbi and 4 runs scored, to postpone (i hope) the dodgers' clinching of the national league west. earlier this summer, he returned to me my 2007 upper deck masterpieces. it took him just under a month to sign and return. now, i wasn't too upset that ned traded laroche, especially after what he got in return performed so well and then re-signed with the dodgers, but i do know that we need a long-term solution at third base. who knows - if laroche pans out, maybe ned can swindle him back from the pirates.