Save the champagne celebrations for a real title, please

Updated: October 9, 2008, 12:20 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Commissioner Bud Selig can talk all he wants about the "phenomenal success" of the 2008 season, but make no mistake, Major League Baseball faces a crisis that threatens the very core of the game.

That's right, I'm talking about champagne celebrations.

Enough is enough. Someone needs to explain to the Tampa Bay Rays, even the Boston Red Sox, who should know better, that you pop the cork only when they hand you the really big trophy with all the pennants on it.

Instead, big ...

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