The Red Sox clinched the AL wild card playoff spot last night. The division series against Oakland A’s will not be easy, especially since the a’s have lost three division series in a row. They will probably be on a mission this year and that will make the series very challenging.
The Red Sox made some good moves at the trading deadline to improve their pitching staff, including adding Scott Williamson from Cincinnati and Jeff Suppan from Pittsburgh…adding to their previous addition of Byung-Hyun Kim. I think they will catch the Yankees but it will not be easy.
As a baseball fan, I have to say that having the All Star Game determine the home field advantage in the World Series is just stupid. It diminishes the regular season and the incentive to have the best record in the league.