Last place Sox versus first place Yanks?

Aaron Cook against Phil Hughes?

Mark Teixeira’s bat pitted against Adrian Gonzalez The Invisible’s?

This might be the twelve lunchtime beers talking, but I’m feeling pretty good about this game, even though it lacks a lot of the angst and drama that have defined Sox-Yanks match-ups over the past decade. One team is pretty much a lock for the playoffs, the other will have to play its balls off to get there. Which almost makes so sense, seeing all the talent the Sox have assembled for this 2012 team.

But then again, it’s the only thing that does make sense.