We haven't tried the ol' open thread play on this incarnation of the Pinstriped Bible, or any that have gone before, but there's a first time for everything. What's your projection for the ALCS? I'm picking Yankees in six, with Phil Hughes playing a key role. I also wonder, in defiance of my own pessimism, if A.J. Burnett might not surprise in a good way. Am I just whistling in the dark? And what the heck is Lou Gehrig doing here? The answers to these questions and many more reside with you.