It's now official. The Red Sox will be playing the LA Angels in the ALDS, beginning on Wednesday night in Anaheim. (The time hasn't been set yet, but I would guess it will be the 10 PM start that night.) The Rays lost, but the Red Sox loss in the rain last night to the Yankees, 19-8, gave the American League title to Tampa Bay, and the Red Sox win the Wild Card.
Wow, let me write that again:
The Tampa Bay Rays are the 2008 American League Eastern Division champions.
Game 2 of the ALDS will be Friday night at Anaheim, Game 3 on Sunday at Fenway. Game 4 (if necessary) will be Monday at Fenway, and if the series goes to a Game 5, that will be Wednesday at Anaheim. No times have been set for the games, and the whole series will be broadcast by TBS.
BTW, does anyone remember the last time the Red Sox were defeated by the Yankees, 19-8, at Fenway Park? It was the final Yankees win on 2004, the last Sox loss of that year, as the Red Sox went on an eight-game winning streak, made baseball history and forever put the choker tag on the Yankees.
Arise, go forth and conquer, Red Sox.