Sunday, April 16, 2006

Wild Card Fever

I took a look at the baseball standings today - I must admit I haven't been paying attention to the season so far but I was blown away when I found out what I've been missing. Both the American and National League wild-card races are insanely competitive. I can't remember a year where there were so many teams in contention, especially this far into the season.

In the American League, there's a huge dogfight for the lead. Even the Kansas City Royals, with their dismal record, are only 4.5 games out of first place. In the National League it's a five-way tie for the wild-card spot, and every team in the league within striking distance. Even if one team has a three-game winning streak it could vault them into first place. It is literally anybody's game. No one is even mathematically eliminated at this point, and I've done the math.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays may very well square off against the Milwaukee Brewers in the World Series if these statistics are to be believed.


cineguy said...

Bit early in the game for this kind of prediction, don't you think...? I mean, at this stage of the movie season, Inside Man and Friends With Money are leading Oscar contenders...

Jesse said...

Now that's crazy talk.

Milwaukee in 6, by the way.