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Tuesday night at the playoffs: The Battle in Beantown.

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I thought these Rays and Red Sox hated each other.  Where's the fighting?  Where are the broohahas?  Nary even a donnybrook.  Talk about letdown.

Tonight's the matchup you've been waiting for since the start of the post-season.  Andy Sonnanstine (13-9, 4.38) takes on Tim Wakefield (10-11, 4.13).  This will be Wakefield's 18 game pitched in the post-season.  Sonnanstine will be pitching in his 2nd career post-season game.  When Wakefield first pitched in the playoffs back in 1992 with the Pirates, Sonnanstine was 9 years old.  Heck, I'm not sure crolfer was even born yet for Wakefield's first playoff outing.  What I'm saying is that Tim Wakefield is old.  Just look at him.  He's too old.

The Rays could put the Sox in a tough spot with a win tonight, but this series is far from over.  The Sox have been down 3-0 and 3-1 in each of their last two ALCS appearances and gone on to win the World Series.  I, for one, wouldn't mind a little curse back on their heads again.  Just for old time's sake.

And even though this T-shirt is to celebrate their Division championship, it'd still be great to see a whole section of them at Fenway tonight:

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