I'm a Sox fan and I've been waiting for the Tigers to pass us for quite some time. I thought the post All Star break surge would result in them cruising to the division title. Of course, both teams have played shitty enough that I can now look forward to being "that close."
On the positive side, I was worried that the Sox would slip down in the division with a manager that had never managed a single game. I have been quite happy with their performance for most of the season.