And they've beaten his ass before
Which is why I'm still holding out hope for a Detroit stumble that allows us to win the AL Central. I said it before, but hosting the As in the first round sounds a lot better to me than heading to Yankee Stadium to kick things off.
I'd much rather all of our young guys got their first playoff experience in the friendly confines of the Dome rather then Yankee Stadium. Plus, I still think some combination of Santana/Bonser/Silva/Garza can beat Oakland (especially with our Dome field advantage).
Versus the Yankees though? Even if you forget Santana for a minute (I have faith in him), that Yankee line-up (with lots of playoff experience) could be a lot of trouble for our playoff virgin/rookie pitchers like Bonser or Baker or Garza.
Eh, anyway you look at it, it's nice to just have my squad back in the playoffs especially after the slow start and all the pitching staff injuries they've had to weather this year. (And, to a lesser extent, it's nice to see the White Sox out of it