The oldest established association of professional baseball clubs (and permanent floating crap game) has its champion for 2008. We can’t help but feel the National League was better represented when Ross Chapman and his trusty Faith and Fear t-shirt lined up alongside its shield over the summer, but that’s as close as our first choice would come to representing the dear old Senior Circuit in this year’s Fall Classic. Our second through fifteenth choices, dependent on our mood swings where various sets of Braves and Marlins are concerned, were also out to lunch. Hence, we pass along our most perfunctory pro forma congratulations to several of the Phillies and whatever percentage of their fan base isn’t Miscreant-American. No doubt it’s in high single-digits.