Rays 6, White Sox 2: Ken Griffey ended it with a rather indifferent-looking whiff. Ozzie Guillen said that the Rays "really did a tremendous job." Jerry Reinsdorf said "it's good for baseball for a team like Tampa to win." Nothing like a hard fought series.
Red Sox 3, Angels 2: Wow. Live by small ball, die by small ball. Despite what John Lackey says, I think the better team won this series, and quite frankly, I'd much rather watch a Sox-Rays series than one involving the Angels or White Sox. Just a personal aesthetic choice, folks, so don't feel the need to take me to task in the comments.
Aw, screw it. Feel free to take me to task all you want. It's a free country.
One thing I think we can all agree on, however, is how good it is that TBS, and not Fox, will be broadcasting the ALCS. Given Fox's habit of running "storylines" into the ground, I don't think we would have made it past the third inning of Game 1 before we all wanted to kill ourselves due to "back to back" and "worst to first" overload.