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Boston Red Sox: Why It's Better To Win the Wild Card Instead of the AL East

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Boston Red Sox: Why It's Better To Win the Wild Card Instead of the AL East
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I don’t care if the Red Sox win the AL East.

That banner that would hang above Yawkey Way that says 2011 AL East Champions means absolutely nothing to me. You’d get the same emotional response from me if they were to hang up a Quiznos sign.

Sure, it’s nice to have a better record than the Yankees, but it’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s record is set to zero and zero once the calendar reaches September 30th.

“Blasphemy! Blasphemy!” shouts Red Sox Nation at my open window. Before I call the cops to get them off of my property, I will do them the service of explaining why I do not care if the Red Sox end up playing second fiddle to the Yankees within the division. 

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