Originally posted on FenwayNation  |  Last updated 9/29/13
If you thought the tiebreakers for the best record in the American League were convoluted, welcome to the Wild Card mess. If Tampa, Cleveland and Texas finish in a flat-footed tie, they would engage in a wild three-day skirmish to win the right to face the Red Sox at Fenway on Friday Night. A three-way knot would mean that Cleveland and Tampa would play a "play-in" for the "play-in" on Monday at The Mistake On The Lake. The loser of that game, would fly to Texas to take on the Rangers for another "play-in" for the "play-in" game on Tuesday. The winner of that game plays the winner of Monday's game on Wednesday—for the actually Wild Card play-in game. The survivor of this gauntlet get the privilege of playing Boston on Friday in the Game 1 of the ALDS. We can only hope!
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