Jon Lester vs. Kevin Youkilis: Boston Red Sox Madness

Evan BrunellFeatured ColumnistMarch 31, 2009

ST PETERSBURG, FL - OCTOBER 19:  Starting pitcher Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays in game seven of the American League Championship Series during the 2008 MLB playoffs on October 19, 2008 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
In preparation for the best two weeks in sports, starting with the Final Four and running through the Masters, there is a little thing called Opening Day sandwiched in the middle. We idly pass the time with our Red Sox Madness tournament.
As expected, Josh Beckett joined upstart Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia in the Final Four. Today, the final region battles to join them.

In what is expected to be the most heated battle of the second round, No. 2 seed Kevin Youkilis battles No. 1 seed Jon Lester for the right to meet Beckett, with a trip to the finals on the line.

Remember, the simple question is, "Who's success is more important to the overall success of the Boston Red Sox in 2009?"

Vote away!

Please feel free to battle your opinions out in the comments and enjoy the Madness!