and the bartender says...
So far, Solonor is the only one who has made good on his bet, and he couldn't even do that much without his usual snarkiness. Would it kill him to say one nice thing about the Yankees without an addendum basically negating the compliment he just gave? Probably.
Solly told a joke about the Yankees. Now I have one about the Sox.
Eh, I'll just get straight to the punchline: 5 1/2 games back!