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PHI/NYY, have the playoffs wrapped up but end up in extra innings vs ATL/TB. STL/BOS play lowly BAL/HOU to try and win to at least force the play-in game. MIL/TEX won to wrap up the #2 seed leaving ARI/DET who also won, to get the #3 seed.
It's like Christmas.
It's like herpes! The gift that just keeps giving! This is awesome! Wild Card Wednesday. If all W/C races were like this? I'd change my view on the W/C.
I' think that tonight virtually guarantees that MLB will add another WC next year.
Well I hope not. None of the games tonight would have mattered if 2 wild card teams got in. And that would have just been a shame.
Maybe this will serve as evidence that they shouldn't have that stupid wild-card playoff game.
@njs12: If this exact situation happens again in the future (and it has NEVER happened before) you would be right. In general, doubling the amount of wildcard games will result in double the WC races.
They need to have a best 2 out of three though for that playoff game. Not sure how sitting the other teams will matter though.
This exact situation hasn't ever happened before, but 8 times in the past 10 years (40%), the wild card has been decided by less than 2 games. There's just a good of a chance that the 4th and 5th best team in the league will be close together as the 5th and 6th, so you're not doubling the WC races, you're just sliding the cut-off point down one team.
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