Posted at 10:23 AM on August 19, 2005
by Ben Tesch
This weekend is tough to call. Kansas City versus Oakland? Even though I'm a sucker for record-breaking futility, you gotta hope they can take a few from Oakland for our benefit. I'm assuming you would root for Baltimore over Cleveland, since the Orioles are 3.5 games behind us and the Indians are 1 up, but I'd be interested in hearing some alternative theories.
Now the Yankees versus the White Sox, there's a conundrum. Do you root for the team 1.5 games above you in the wild card, hoping that they'll make the White Sox reachable in the stretch, but hurting your wildcard chances? Or do you root for the team 11.5 games above you in your division, hoping that it will give you the edge in the wild card race? It's a shorter distance, but then you're out of the division race, and there alot of other teams and variables involved in a wildcard race. What do you think?