The month of September is a great time for baseball.
Yankees Stadium – 2010 ALCS
And 2012 appears to be another battle to the finish line. And mind you this is in the aftermath of one of the best finishes to a regular season ever in 2011.
Is it the added Wild Card team?
Well, the new format defiantly makes winning the Wild Card less desirable, as who strives to play a one, do or die game the day after the season ends to move on to the Divisional Series.
And up in the Bronx, a one game playoff would be considered taking the wrong path that could only be forgotten with a World Series ring.
Now it is no secret that they Yankees have been not playing their best baseball lately; and this has cost them their cushiony lead in the AL East standings.
As both the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles took advantage, as not both are just four-games behind New York.
But just a few days back, the Rays got as close as 1.5-games to the Yankees, which obviously caused utter panic in the Big Apple...