This is not a slight on Canada. Canada is great. So is America. They're just very different, yet very similar at the same time. The AL East and Central divisions are much like that relationship. They both have great competitiveness and talent, but the Central is often overlooked because of the "biggest rivalry in sports" that occurs to the east.
The Tigers are tied for first place right now with the White Sox, and after the perfect game today, the White Sox are the chic pick. I'm not a very hip guy, which is obvious because I just said "hip," but I have to see the greatness in this team.
Ozzie Guillen will always be able to light a fire under his players, and annoy anyone who doesn't find his antics amusing. However, he's also a pretty good coach. There are a lot of household names on this team like Jim Thome and Paul Konerko, along with younger up-and-coming stars like Alexei Ramirez. Evidently, the pitching isn't awful, either.
I believe that with players like Joel Zumaya and Justin Verlander, the Tigers actually have a better pitching staff, but a perfect game is the sort of thing that shifts the way the team views itself.
A four game series, one game being a make up, starts between the two teams vying for first place tomorrow. I predict the White Sox will win 3 of 4 and take a lead in the division that they will never relinquish.
It's also important to note that the Twins are not out of this thing yet. Cleveland and Kansas City are, but the Twins are only two games behind.
I see the Twins making a run, but the White Sox will shut them down.
On a personal note, the Indians being so awful is one of the biggest shockers in baseball to me. It shouldn't be that surprising, looking at some of the players, but like their Native American brethren, the Braves, they're always at least competitve. Apparently, nothing is "always."