Sunday, October 14, 2012

Baseball Delivers In Division Series

For the first time since the League Division Series was introduced in 1995, all four best-of-five match-ups went the distance this year.  Despite the Reds winning the first two in San Francisco, they couldn't get a single win at home and lost in five.  And the Tigers needed three games in Oakland to pick up the single win they needed after starting 2-0 at home in their series.  The other two series started off with splits and then went all the way before St. Louis and the Yankees advanced to their respective League Championship Series.

I managed to see most of every one of those 20 games, and while a few were blowouts, even those sometimes held surprises (Washington blew a 6-0 lead in Game 5 to lose 9-7 to the Cards, for example).  Most were exciting from start to finish, and for that I say: thank you, MLB!

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