Following is by Rob Bradford of WEEI.com
Take your pick.
Do you want the team in the Indians that has won 10 games in a row, exuding the kind of feeling not seen since the 2007 Colorado Rockies? (Remember, the club that went 21-1 before being swept by the Red Sox in the World Series?)
Or how about the Rays, an American League East rival that has given you a boatload of headaches for the last half-decade (48-43 advantage for Tampa Bay in the last five seasons)?
These are the options the Red Sox find themselves facing.
After the Rays’ 5-2 win over the Rangers, Tampa Bay now gets a crack at Cleveland in Wednesday night’s Wild Card play-in at Jacobs Field. The winner, of course, earns the right to play the Red Sox in a best-of-five division series.
So which club should the Red Sox want to play?
I’ll just add in my own words that most Red Sox fans fear facing the Rays in the ALDS because of their starting pitching. Just in my perspective, how great would it be to see Terry Francona back as the manager of the Indians, then hopefully to the Dodgers in the World Series? The Dodgers with whom we completed the Mega-Deal, that was so essential to our current teams success. They’re basically the new Yankees with an almost unlimited bank account. Then there are the RED HOT Indians with Nick Swishalicious, Grey Hair Giambi, Ubaldo, Santana, and Danny Salazar <who started the year in AA and has only pitched 55 major league innings, but is good enough to start the one game wild card for the Indians. Apparently he can reach triple digits with his fastball and so far in the 1st inning of this playoff game he has struck out 2, so in just over 2 hours from now we should know who the sox will be facing in the ALDS.
Check out the link below to see fan thoughts of the upcoming ALDS.
Thoughts from the Fenway Park Practice
Notice how even the diehard fans reiterate the desire to see both the Indians and Dodgers!
Let me know in the comments who you’d rather see and why.