New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-3

NEW YORK -- Unlike the cyberspace correspondent on the mound for the Red Sox last night, the late Red Smith, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, limited his labors in Yankee Stadium to the press box.

"Writing is easy," Smith once famously said. "You just open a vein and bleed."

Pitching can cost you a few corpuscles, too, as Curt Schilling can just as famously attest. And on nights when you're faced with double duty -- pitching, then blogging about it afterward -- bot...