You may already know that I am a diehard Mariners fan. You may not know that I have tremendously enjoyed years of taunting lifelong Yankees fan -- and my boss -- Cheryl Salomone with my "Yankees suck" T-shirt.

But after losing a bet with her on the latest M's-Yanks series, I had to hold up my end of the wager. Which was to set fire to the shirt. Here goes ...