Sept. 28, 2011 may go down as the most exciting day in baseball regular-season history. Both wild card spots were determined in thrilling fashion. I was having a drink with a friend before dinner at Champions sports bar watching three TVs at one time, trying to keep up with the action. It had a March Madness feel to it.
When he finally retires someday, MLB Bud Selig’s legacy as commissioner will definitely be a mixed bag. But it should be remembered that the wild card was installed under his watch.
I’m all for the idea of adding another wild card team in each league, even if it is for a one-game playoff to advance to the “final four” of each league.