Wild Finish to the 2011 Regular Season

Bonehead baserunning by Marco Scutaro helped seal the Red Sox fate.

The division races were sewn up long ago. Things didn’t seem too exciting. But then all hell broke loose in the American and National League Wild Card races.

The Boston Red Sox finish the year 77-1 in games that they led after eight innings. They had been 77-0 until the wheels fell off in Baltimore.

The Atlanta Braves fell, in unlucky inning thirteen, to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Right Off the Bat congratulates the Tampa Bay Rays and the St. Louis Cardinals, improbable, season-hardened postseason contenders for the World Series.


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2 Responses to Wild Finish to the 2011 Regular Season

  1. Chris Ross says:

    I’m really happy for the Rays. They put together a real team effort and despite losing so many key guys during the off-season were able to make one of the most spectacular comebacks in all of sports history. It’s just points to a really well run front office that puts together a great farm system and finds good talent. This doesn’t happen too often around the league and it should be praised. What a day of baseball! Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I’d love to hear what you have to say. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2011/09/28/how-can-you-not-laugh/

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