Who wins the AL Wild Card?
Boston Red Sox (My pick)
I'm pretty sure that Minnesota can hang on, especially with the White Sox being so Diseased. I am also certain that the Evil Empire will win another AL East, barring a major disaster (ie a plane crash with all team members aboard).
The West, however... I'm not so sure about. Seems like the A's have the pitching, the Angels the hitting, and Texas the will-power to stay in the hunt. Someone is gonna win the West, but will the runners-up have a shot at the Wild Card? Is it an all-or-nothing division this year?
I'm going to stick with my original plan and choose the A's to win the West... leaving the Wild Card door open for the Red Sox as the Angels and Rangers crap out.
Having just spent the week in Boston, it's safe to say the folks there don't appreciate Douggie Baseball just quite yet. At least not as much as they miss No-mah. That NomarGate stuff is crazy... lotsa cheap Nomar T-Shirts around though.
Also, I got to tour Fenway. Absolutely Amazing. I was sad I couldn't take in a game, but the tour was great. Got to go to the press box, the .406 Club level, the Green Monster Seats, and take a walk on the warning track around the field (no going on the field though as it was being groomed
Truly a "wicked awesome" ballpark. Makes me sad to have to sit in that teflon baggie covered cement monster to watch a baseball game