Boston Red Sox Wild Card Celebration Justified But Ill-Timed

Posted: 1st October 2009 by Josh Nason in MLB
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Point 1: If you're among those that think celebrating a Wild Card berth in the Major League Baseball playoffs is unwarranted, you're wrong.

Eight out of 30 teams make the playoffs, just under 27%. When compared to the NHL or NBA where nearly half the league makes it in, it seems a lot more difficult by comparison. If you're among those that still think it's easy, you should be reading something else.

It's an accomplishment to be amidst that 27%.

Baseball is longer and in a lot of ways, that much more intense than other sports. These guys start spring training in freakin' March. For a club that doesn't make the postseason, that's still seven months. For a playoff club that makes it to the World Series, tack on another five weeks.

With 162 games, rainouts, road ...

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