But still as I look ahead at the rest of the September surprise, Leland and Co. play all AL Central teams, save for 3 @ Tampa Bay, and 4 against Toronto in Detroit. Tampa Bay is the only opponent they will face as the season comes to a close that has a better record then they do. The Sock will have to play 5 different teams from two different divisions and one different league, 3 of which have winning records. The only positive that I see, and I feel like I'm reaching here, is that we have 15 home and 12 away games, whereas the Tigers have 15 away and 13 home. Also, if we do take over the Division, I think that the caliber of teams we play will only better prepare the Sox for the playoffs. As we will definitely see the Redsox, Yankees, and Angels, we'll only have to worry about the Rangers pending the outcome of the wild card.
Looking over the schedules of our own and the loathed Tigresses, I can't help but feel that we're getting the short end of the wishbone. Forget about this next road trip that ends the dog daze of August and opens up September, cleaning up in Jose Paniagua's favorite Chicago neighborhood. Ozzie and Crew know that they have to go into September at the very least w/o loosing any ground.
Finally, so long as we stay in it to win it, Im really looking forward to the 6 games that we face off against eachother. Its just too bad that we dont play those last 3 at home instead of there.