Baseball Madness 2012

Posted: October 11, 2012 in Nationals
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The Official Scoring

The baseball watching public will always have fond memories of the final day of the 2011 season, where within a few minutes, in four separate ballparks, the Red Sox and Braves completely collapsed, and the Tampa Bay Rays and eventual World Series champions St. Louis Cardinals snuck into the playoffs, with some particular drama unfolding in Tampa Bay.

Everyone was so excited about it that baseball owners and Commissioner Selig instituted a second Wild Card berth in the playoffs, in order to keep baseball competitive down the stretch in September, rather than the sight we were all too used to: two teams in a given division, a few games apart, both with playoff berth’s locked up, and no excitement for a few weeks until the tournament started.

Well, it worked: games were meaningful until the final day of the season, culminating in a winner-take-all showdown between the A’s and Rangers with…

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