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It's picks time for ALCS and NLCS

I wont gloat much over my division series picks (OK, just a little. I was 3 for 4, missing only the Red Sox over the Angels. Those of you who criticized the Dodgers over the Cubs were thinking too much with the pixie dust that's all over Chicago too often).

Now it's time to move on to the ALCS and NLCS. Sully has his say in Thursday's paper and he seems to be leaning to a Manny Ramirez reunion at Fenway with the Dodgers meeting the Red Sox.

Am I really going to agree with Sully on this one? Absolutely. While I love the Rays and really think they can beat the Sox -- and it could easily be a seven-game series with the home team winning every game -- I think Boston's experience proves to be the difference. As for the NLCS, I just think the Dodgers are the hot team with the better pitching, better manager and the more versatile lineup. The Phillies are a little too much of home run-or-bust for my taste this time of year.

I've got the Red Sox in six and the Dodgers in five. Make your picks and leave your thoughts in the comments section.

---Mike Harrington

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