Some quick thoughts...
This wasn't an upset. This was taking care of business. That's what happens when the better team wins.
So I was a bit wrong on Paul Byrd. I convinced myself that I wanted to see Sabathia go Monday night but Byrd pitched well... 5 innings, 2 runs, 8 hits... can't ask for much more than that. Well done Paulie.
Now C.C. and Carmona pitch Game 1 and 2 in Boston. That is gonna be fun.
Dear Fox, please don't make the same mistake that TBS did. There will be two teams playing in the ALCS, its okay to talk about both teams. TBS had all these neat little stats on the Yankee players, they focussed on Joe Torres' and A-Rod's future and all this crap. The announced seemed genuinely shocked that the Tribe kept playing well. FYI, the Cleveland Indians are a good baseball team. They have a lineup with multiple All-Stars, they have two Cy Young candidates, they have a ridonkulous bullpen; they won 96 games for a reason! Even with the lead, it seemed like they were just waiting for the Yankees to come back, like this Boston-New York ALCS was pre-ordained.
Please everyone pick Boston (oh God... the Sports Guy's team in a playoff series against a Cleveland team... I may go insane).
Kenny Lofton does not look 40. He's still fast. He's still slapping the ball all over the place. It's weird.
How can anyone not feel good for some of the mainstays on this Tribe roster. Sabathia, Blake, Martinez, Sizemore, Peralta, Westbrook... these guys have been here seemingly forever and it was great to see them whooping it up in the clubhouse after the game.
Joe Borowoski scares the shit out of me.