MLB entered its final collection of the season on Monday, and there wasn’t a sport on the schedule price watching. Wild-card seeding doesn’t actually get the blood going, y’know.
The final weekend of the season is meant to include some drama someplace, and but within the first closing act of commissioner Rob Manfred’s new world, there wasn’t any to be discovered. The set up of tiebreakers as an alternative of a Recreation 163 has robbed us of a few of it, because the New York Mets or Milwaukee Brewers would nonetheless have an opportunity, or not less than a greater likelihood, to push the season additional if there was that further sport. However as a result of Manfred’s wild-card emporium has to start out on time Friday, there is no such thing as a room for it.
It gained’t at all times be like this, possible. Perhaps there will probably be two groups combating over the third wild-card spot in future seasons. However is that actually that thrilling? Or a division race the place the 2 groups aren’t adequate to sink again right into a wild-card spot? Followers don’t actually get their rocks off watching two 87-win groups figuratively hurl their feces at one another.
Nice work, Rob. Actually captures the spirit of what made baseball nice.