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Old 09-17-2013, 07:14 AM
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Default Has anyone else noticed the AL Wild Card race is crazy?

Division leaders in Boston, Detroit, and Oakland have separated themselves a bit, but the Wild Card race looks like it will be a two-week run for the ages...

Top 6 teams separated by 3.5 games

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/wil...p?ymd=20130916
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:41 AM
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I can't remember, is this the first year with two wildcard spots?
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:45 AM
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I can't remember, is this the first year with two wildcard spots?
2nd year.

Baltimore beat Texas in the AL Wild Card Game last year. St. Louis beat Atlanta.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:13 AM
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I so hope all 6 end up tied and some team ends up playing 165 regular season games proving how dumb the two wild cards are.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:23 AM
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This is playing out just how Bud wanted it when they added the second wild card.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:53 AM
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Keep out the Yankees and I'm OK with whoever else makes it.

I personally think it would be awesome if the Royals squeaked in, went on a run through the playoffs, and met the Pirates in the World Series.

We'd have two of the worst franchises over the last 20 years in two of the smallest markets going at it.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:26 AM
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Keep out the Yankees and I'm OK with whoever else makes it.

I personally think it would be awesome if the Royals squeaked in, went on a run through the playoffs, and met the Pirates in the World Series.

We'd have two of the worst franchises over the last 20 years in two of the smallest markets going at it.

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:41 AM
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Keep out the Yankees and I'm OK with whoever else makes it.

Thats what I have said for over 50 years.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:13 PM
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With all these teams in the playoff hunt, we will need a cheat sheet of which NFL teams we hate in order for us to decide which baseball team to root for.

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Keep out the Yankees and I'm OK with whoever else makes it.

I personally think it would be awesome if the Royals squeaked in, went on a run through the playoffs, and met the Pirates in the World Series.

We'd have two of the worst franchises over the last 20 years in two of the smallest markets going at it.
I'd like to see KC make the playoffs too. Anyone but NYY, but I don't want the Indians to make it either since I think their fans are the most obnoxious of all our division rivals.

Both KC and Pittsburgh re-focused their efforts to build up their farm systems a few years ago and now they are seeing the benefits. I hope White Sox management is taking notice.

A Royals vs. Pirates World Series would be fine with me. Then Fox and ESPN can whine about how horrible it is that small market teams made it to the World Series.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:53 AM
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With all these teams in the playoff hunt, we will need a cheat sheet of which NFL teams we hate in order for us to decide which baseball team to root for.



I'd like to see KC make the playoffs too. Anyone but NYY, but I don't want the Indians to make it either since I think their fans are the most obnoxious of all our division rivals.

Both KC and Pittsburgh re-focused their efforts to build up their farm systems a few years ago and now they are seeing the benefits. I hope White Sox management is taking notice.

A Royals vs. Pirates World Series would be fine with me. Then Fox and ESPN can whine about how horrible it is that small market teams made it to the World Series.
Better be careful giving the Royals props. I did that a while back and the masses here didn't seem to appreciate that too much.
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I personally think it would be awesome if the Royals squeaked in, went on a run through the playoffs, and met the Pirates in the World Series.
That would be absolutely outstanding .. those are two of my favorite backup teams (when the Sox fall out of contention) to watch .. also, there are some big series being played this weekend .. going to be fun .. you have to love this time of year..
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I so hope all 6 end up tied and some team ends up playing 165 regular season games proving how dumb the two wild cards are.
You mean extra regular season matches you don't have to pay the players for that will be high yield draws on both television and at the ballpark?

Yeah, baseball's gonna hate that.
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You mean extra regular season matches you don't have to pay the players for that will be high yield draws on both television and at the ballpark?

Yeah, baseball's gonna hate that.
I hate meaningful baseball games in September too.
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I hate meaningful baseball games in September too.
Too many meaningful baseball games in September will make the game less pure.
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:36 AM
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The Rangers' death spiral continues. With A.J., Rios and Cotts on the team, I've been rooting for Texas. Plus, neither the Cleveland nor Tampa fans have supported their teams. They don't deserve a post-season appearance.
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