This series will be fun to live in the New York City area during, because tonight's game will surely last past midnight, tomorrow's could last past 2 a.m. and Sunday, if a night game and if played, could turn every sports bar in the city into downtown Baghdad. Of all four divisional series, this is the one with the widest variety of opinion; some think the world is destined to suffer through another Yankees-Red Sox ALCS, and others think any team with Aaron Small as their stopper is in serious trouble. Though stat Web nerds seem all in agreement.
Predictions from around the Web:
Like you, we will be starting each game of this series with all kinds of good intentions, and we'll end up asleep in the spinach dip by the sixth inning. (We won't be live blogging this one, by the way; the "Z" button on our laptop couldn't take it.)