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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Heyman | Real Wild-Card Loser Is Pace Of Play

When they were just finishing the third inning around 10 PM, I knew there was no way I would make it to the end. I don’t need the games done in two hours. Somewhere between 2 1/2 to 3 hours would be fine. 4+ hour games with 8 PM start times means I’m missing the end. That bites. Tonight I have an extra incentive to stay late. I’ve been rooting for the D’Backs all year since I put $100 down on them at 100-1 odds back before Spring Training started. Unfortunately, I might have to find out if they won Thursday morning.

The wild-card game is a wonderful, fantastic, stupendous idea… in theory, anyway. The games are always energizing and almost always riveting.

Now if only someone could stay up to see them.

For those who didn’t make it to the conclusion of the playoff season opener (just about everyone on the East Coast, I assume), the Yankees beat the Twins, ending Minnesota’s gloriously surprising season, in a game that ended on Wednesday on the East Coast after beginning squarely on Tuesday.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 04, 2017 at 01:31 PM | 26 comment(s)
  Beats: pace of play, twins, wild card, yankees

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Big turnaround leads Twins to Wild Card | MLB.com

What a season for the Twins.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 28, 2017 at 09:00 AM | 39 comment(s)
  Beats: playoffs, twins, wild card

Sunday, September 03, 2017

SI | The Orioles Are Hot, Hot, Hot, but Can They Sustain Their Run at the AL Wild Card?

But before discussing what, exactly, about the Orioles has helped them get here, maybe the initial question is best asked another way: How bad is the rest of the AL wild-card field? It has been an odd baseball season in so many ways, and as September arrives no oddity seems quite as substantial as the stubborn parity on the junior circuit.

With the Yankees losers of three of four, the Mariners losers of five in a row, and the Orioles, Twins, and Angels streaking in the other direction, the eight teams with credible shots at the wild-card game are separated by five and a half games in total. The Rays are still hanging around; so are the Rangers. Overall, more teams are in the hunt than out of it.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 03, 2017 at 12:11 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: orioles, wild card

 

 

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