Who would the Yankees rather face?

These jokers are wild: Should the Bombers root for Orioles or Rangers?

Updated: October 4, 2012, 8:39 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

When you look at who would be a tougher American League Division Series opponent for the Yankees, you first have to answer one essential question.

Do you believe in magic, or history?

Buck Showalter's Baltimore Orioles are built on magic, which allows them to defy logic with the help of an exceptional bullpen. Their run differential for the entire season was plus-7.

There were six nonplayoff teams who scored better in that category, including the Tampa Bay Rays, who won three ...

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