Which manager outcoaches the other
Brandon Hyde of the Orioles and Aaron Boone of the Yankees have had their ups and downs in their tenures managing their respective teams. Both have been praised at certain times and drawn ire at others, as is tradition with pretty much every manager in the game, past and present.
Another factor that will help decide the series is who makes the best decisions in the dugout. If Hyde and the Orioles can push the right buttons with the lineup and pitching changes, they have the upper hand over the Yankees. However, if Boone is able to do it better than Hyde in the visitors dugout, it will be the Yankees with the upper hand over the Orioles.
This series will be quite the fun one to watch, with both teams matched up very well. To predict a sweep either way seems foolish, as I see both teams getting at least a win in this series. Who wins it will come down to the three factors I just mentioned. Let's play ball!