In case you live under a rock, the Rays and Yankees have 7 engagements in the next 10 days that almost certainly will decide the 2010 AL East Title. (Let’s be honest, there is still a very good, very angry, group of Red Sox out there that would like nothing more than to sink the Yankees in the final week of the season while the Rays cruise into the September station with games against Anaheim, Seattle, and Kansas City).
Despite that, a lot of the media coverage leading up to tonight’s game centers around the matchup on the two leading contenders for the AL Cy Young Award: David Price and that pudgy lefty that pitches for New York.
The good news is, David Price doesn’t read the paper and has his head focused on the real significance of tonight’s matchup:
Price prefers to look at it as a potential preview of something grander. “I like Game 1 of the ALCS a little bit better,” he said. “But I guess it’s both.”