Found October 04, 2012 on Five Tool Tool:
This year's baseball playoffs are going to be upon us in, as I write this, 27 hours... which is to say, hardly enough time to even begin to think about putting down a bet, but that's fine, really. Baseball doesn't lend itself to betting, because the act of quality is getting there, not winning. Consider the Kirk Gibson Dodgers, the Kirby Puckett Twins, both of those Marlins teams, or any number of wild-card winners; it's nearly Stanley Cup-ish in its perverse desire to reward randomness. The best A's teams of this century were all one and done, while the worst (the Milton Bradley / Frank Thomas bailing wire and grime team from 2006) was the only one to win a series.Now, MLB has tried to make that less likely this year with a play-in game that has, miraculously, not turned into a multi-day clusterfrank. So on Friday in Texas and Atlanta, the Cards and Braves will square off, while the Orioles and Rangers will dance in Texas. The survivors will get the Nationals a...
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