Whatever you do, Liverpool fans, don't call your prospective new American owners the Yankees.
There has been nothing romantic about the underdog Minnesota Twins meeting the big, bad New York Yankees in the postseason.
A flurry of tiebreakers, that might've been fun for fans. For the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves, a guaranteed spot in the playoffs was just fine.
Optimism. Confidence. Hope.
The New York Yankees missed a chance for their second straight AL East title and wound up with a wild-card berth in the playoffs, completing a rare late-season fade with an 8-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox 8-4 Sunday.
On his final day managing the Los Angeles Dodgers, Joe Torre went old school.
Bobby Cox will get one more try in October. No tiebreaker needed.
The Boston Red Sox plan to start Tim Wakefield instead of an ailing Clay Buchholz on Saturday against the New York Yankees.