The Yankees are up big against the Red Sox, with news coming out of New York that the Red Sox apparently suck eggs. Daisuke Matuszaka has given up a bunch of runs, and the Yankees are leading, and the Orioles have just a hit through the first four innings, and ... well, to hell with this. Let's just look forward to the Wild Card game.
Wait! The Orioles still have something to root for, even if the Yankees win! From the official MLB Twitter account:
That's not an unimportant detail. Single-game nuttery isn't dependent on home-field advantage, but the home team will always have the advantage. Making the Rangers cross a time zone and head to Camden Yards would be a much, much better scenario for the Orioles, and the reverse is true for the Rangers.
So even though Red Sox gonna Red Sock, there's still some meaning to this Rays/O's game.