I haven't even thought about the wild card all year until now. I just figured the only way the Angels get into the playoffs is to beat Texas. Now, I think the Angels will be best served if Texas clinches the division before next week, so the Angels can play a hungover team setting up for a playoff matchup.
Watching Boston's implosion has been great entertainment. If nothing else, the situation has driven a significant number of Red Sox fans to root for the Yankees against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox collpase has been so complete that Tampa Bay could easily be tied for first right now if they were able to beat anyone except Boston. But if they don't want it bad enough, maybe the Angels do.
If the Angels can pull out a few more games, the Yankees pound the Red Sox and we take the wildcard, the season highlights must include last night's hit from our old friend. Vladimir Guerrero's two-run single off Josh Beckett felt just like old times.