Today we come in praise of the Wild Card.
We can knock Major League Baseball for any number of things like too many replays, an inability to market their superstars and two leagues playing by different rules but one thing baseball gets right is the Wild Card.
Just think, if it wasn’t for the Wild Card there would not have been any kind of a race in the American League for the last two months of the season. A 100 win team... like the Yankees could be sent home without even a sniff of the playoffs.
And then, the Wild Card games. One and done. It’s like a Game Seven without having to play the first six. Fill in your favorite cliche....”do or die”...”there’s no tomorrow”...”backs to the wall” and after 163 games and sometimes 164, two teams won’t be on the field again until February.
So let the 2018 post season begin! I’ll leave it up to you to figure out on which network your favorite team will appear but one thing is certain...all Red Sox games can be heard on 107.7 The Pulse starting Friday at Fenway.