Re: 2 AL wildcard team; who do you want?
posted at 9/8/2013 11:58 AM EDT
In response to S5's comment:
I'm hoping the Sox finish the season with the best record and the race for the 2nd WC ends in a tie on Sept. 29.
If that happens the two teams that tied will have been manipulating their pitching staffs to get that WC spot and they'll have to play one another on Sept. 30, again with whatever pitching they can pull together
The team that wins that game will then have to play the WC game on Oct 2 with only one day off - a travel day - and again cobble together a pitching staff for that game. That's the game I want the 2nd WC team to win so they can come to Fenway on October 4 ready to play the fourth game in six days, possibly in four different cities, with what they have left for pitchers.
At that point I don't care who it is. I like our chances. :-) But I'd like to see it be Tampa Bay, if only so we could send The Goofy Genius and his snakes and penquins back to Florida with his tail between his legs.
Is that asking for too much?
Having the right to do something doesn't make it the right thing to do.
I love your analysis and hope it becomes a reality. We have scored over 10 runs per game vs NY past 3 days and I hope for a sweep today. I don't even want NY in the playoffs. I would be sick based on this current thrashing if they came back with a vendetta & beat us. We've gone 8-2 past 10 games and Tampa has gone 2-8. We are so much better offensively but Price and Moore somehow, maybe they sold their souls to the Devil, seem to quiet our bats. I'd prefer Cleveland even though Tito would like to get back at us, next Orioles & then Texas. League playoffs should be us vs Detroit or the A's. Oakland will be tough and I'd like the matchup becasue I live in SF area & will go to the games. When Sox play SF Giants or A's, at least 25% of the fans are Boston natives who work here. Some come out too for a vacation.