No, Angel Hernandez isn't working the ALCS, so that may cut down on the replay reviews, but Joe West - another umpire who is no stranger to controversy - is the chief of the crew that will work the Red Sox-Astros series.
Here's the full crew and their list of postseason experience.
From an angel to a cowboy. Joe West is ALCS crew chief: pic.twitter.com/eskdjXf3T5
— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) October 11, 2018
"Cowboy" Joe has had plenty of run-ins with players and managers. He's worked more than 5,000 games and became No. 2 on the all-time games list this past August. Still, he's perhaps best known by Red Sox fans as the crew chief who met with his fellow umps in Game 6 of the 2004 ALCS (the Curt Schilling "bloody sock game" against the Yankees) to get the calls correct on Mark Bellhorn's home run that struck a fan in left field (originally ruled a double) and Alex Rodriguez's slapping the ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove (originally scoring Derek Jeter and putting A-Rod at second base).
Game 1 is Saturday night at Fenway Park.