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Wild Card Game is Strictly for Television Ratings

Tweet The Wild Card Game in Major League Baseball might be dramatic with a Game 7 feeling, but it typically defeats the purpose of a 162 game season. Both the American and National League Wild Card Game feature matchups between teams that finished six games apart in the standings. That is a significant difference when […]

Playoff Announcers on TBS

Tweet If you have been following the television coverage of the MLB playoffs so far, TBS is the channel you’ve been watching.  While it used to be the home station that aired all of the Atlanta Braves’ baseball games when Ted Turner was the owner, it now hosts the playoffs up until the World Series, […]

Fair Weather Baseball Fans

Tweet Did your favorite team make the playoffs this year in baseball?  If they did, you have a legitimate team to cheer for and a reason to watch their games other than that they just happen to be on television. Did your team miss the playoffs?  If that’s the case, you have one of two […]

Wild Card Play-In Games for MLB Playoffs

Tweet Last year, Major League Baseball introduced a new playoff format that included adding an additional wild card team in each league.  The two wild card teams have a one-game playoff to determine who moves on to the divisional series match up.  This format may increase the number of teams later in the season that […]

Playoff Celebrations

Tweet Every year there are three division winners in both the American and National Leagues.  With the new wild card play-in game there are two wild card teams in each league.  This means there are ten locker room celebrations where lockers are covered, Oakley goggles are worn by players and coaches, and bottles are popped […]