It's a good time for an off-day.
The White Sox, no doubt brimming with confidence after a convincing sweep over the best team record-wise in the American League, can both savor the moment and get their game faces on to deal with the task ahead.
Enjoying the moment will be easy as everything came together in the Yankee series--good pitching, home runs, clutch hitting and solid defense with the cherry on top coming in the form of Chris Sale's masterful three-hit, 13-strikeout performance last night, which gave him his 15th win in the 2-1 triumph.
Facing the road to the division title will be a lot more difficult. With the Yankees in the rear-view mirror, the marathon continues on Friday with a three-game series at home with the rejuvenated Mariners, who arrive in Chicago with an eight-game winning streak and only three games under .500.
After the Mariner series, the Sox face what could be a make or break seven-game road trip with four against the surprising Orioles and then on to Detroit for a three-game weekend set with the Tigers, who remain just two games behind the South Siders.
When the White Sox return home on Labor Day night to face the Twins, we'll know much more about our prospects for the postseason. Nothing will be decided by September 3, but how we play in the next 10 games will go along way in determining our fate.
In the meantime, let us all take some time to smell the roses. It's been a fun ride.