Couldn't think of where else to put this, so I'll post it here.
Here's the scenario. Either the Sox or Yanks is winning the division comfortably by the last week of the season. The other team is battling the Twins for the Wild Card spot. If you're a fan of the team in the lead, do you root for the Twins or your hated rival to make the playoffs?
If the Twins win, you face Santana and Liriano in a short series in the first round.
If your rival wins, you play the AL West winner, but might meet your nemesis again in the ALCS.