MLB trumping up interest with unneeded extra spot

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I have a simple favor to ask. It’s become apparent the St. Louis Cardinals will be in the midst of the playoff race in the National League again this season.

If it’s possible over the next couple of weeks, please spare me the comment: The Cardinals are only (fill in the blank) games up (or back) in the wild card race.

First, let’s make sure you’re actually talking about the wildcard spot and not the fake, annoying, unnecessary, superfluous second wild-card spot the “brain trust” in Major League Baseball decided to introduce this season.

Why the anger over this second wild-card berth? First, and most obviously, because it’s ....

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