It's down to two teams in the American League, and it's really the two teams I wanted to lose in the first round. But what can you do? The Yankees and Rangers have postseason history, having played each other in the League Division Series in 1996, 1998, and 1999, with the Yankees winning each series. That shared recent history is the only thing these teams have in common in regards to the postseason. The Yankees won their first ever postseason series in 1923; the Rangers won their first this past Monday.
The Yankees haven't played since last Saturday and are sending a well rested CC Sabathia to the mound. The fat man will oppose C.J. Wilson, who dominated the Rays in the LDS.
I'll watch baseball until there is no baseball left to watch, but honestly my reaction to this series is, "Meh."