Anaheim Angels at Boston Red Sox, 1 p.m. PST
Kelvim Escobar with an 11-12 record and a 3.93 ERA versus Bronson Arroyo with a 10-9 record and a 4.03 ERA.
New York Yankees versus Minnesota Twins, 4 p.m. PST
Kevin Brown with a 10-6 record and a 4.09 ERA versus Carlos Silva with a 14-8 record and a 4.21 ERA.
The Sox have a shot to eliminate the AL West champion from the playoffs in a quick and economical fashion, thereby justifying the thinking that perhaps it wasn't a bad thing that we missed playing the Red Sox. I'm not sure if I could take getting spanked by that motley crew two years in a row.
The Twins become the new de facto choice when the Dodgers get eliminated as my new rooting interest in the 04 playoffs. Especially since AssJack doesn't catch for them anymore.