With 162 games in a season, does anyone ever really expect it all to come down to the wire? Could anyone have guessed that not one playoff race, but two of the eight playoff spots would have been decided in the last game of the season? Did you guess that of those two, one would still not be decided until tonight?
That’s how crazy this season has been. Only the AL West’s Angels managed to secure a playoff berth earlier than the last two weeks of play. The Mets were knocked out in their last game of the season (by our favorite Florida Marlins) and the White Sox and Twins have a one-game playoff to play tonight to decide which one of them will go on to play the Tampa Bay Rays for the ALDS thanks to a grand slam by their rookie phenom Alexei Ramirez.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow when the regular season is finally over for a last look at my Wednesday Morning Quarterback predictions to see just how well I did this season. I’ll also be making predictions for the post season, which should be interesting. It’s so tough to predict for the time of year where most every player steps it up to an unprecedented degree.