The Wild Card races felt a lot like March Madness. Crazy comebacks, buzzer beater-like endings and wild scenes of jubilation!
It was a night like no other in MLB history–and one we won’t soon forget–having witnessed the completion of two of the biggest September collapses ever!
What’s more, the Yankees, Red Sox and Braves were all within one out of victory, but lost.
Meanwhile, Tampa Bay rallied from seven runs down. Baltimore touched up Jonathan Papelbon for just his third blown save of the season, and the Cardinals advanced behind Chris Carpenter’s complete game gem.
The last was my only disappointment of the evening. Watching a shirtless Ryan Theriot celebrate with his Cardinal teammates, fully knowing the Cubs should have eliminated St. Louis this past weekend, was somewhat irritating. But otherwise, what a terrific night for MLB and its fans.