One team is led by a fiery ex-shortstop, a master of bold strategy used to being the center of attention in the middle of the infield. The other team is led by an ex-catcher, a man who does his work behind the mask and behind the scenes. The former's team represents a city of blue-collar fans thirsty for their first title since 1917. The latter's team hails from the land of sunshine, glitz and glamour but still seeks its own spotlight in a region long ruled by the Dodgers.
The ALCS offers contrasting personalities from contrasting cities, but ultimately two teams that bring the same old-school flavor to the diamond. And it's just the respite many fans sought from another year of Boston and New York.
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