Farewell, Wally: No more gimmicks – starting with the mascot. We’ll tell the kids and Jerry Remy that Wally ran off to Florida Keys with Alberta the Alligator. Take the unsold bricks and donate them to “Habitat for Humanity” or give them to Tim Thomas to use in his “End of Days” shelter. Our hatred of the Yankees will never wane, but they’ve managed to win the World Series 27 times without a mascot (Dandy was with the team from 1980-85). The Steelers and Packers have combined for 10 Super Bowl trophies without the benefit of cheerleaders. They might be on to something.