Monday, October 13, 2014

Bud Selig's Final Post-Season Is Thrill-A-Minute

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig may be delivering a better "farewell tour" than Derek Jeter. With all the criticism heaped on him for the current playoff format (including a lot from this site), the 2014 post-season is shaping up as one of the most exciting in years. So far eleven games have been decided by one-run—including two walk-offs. The post-season record for one-run games is thriteen—so that's likely to be shattered this year. And in the era of a supposed offensive drought, seven HRs have been hit in the ninth inning or later so far—compared with just three in all of 2013's playoffs. More importantly, almost every game is a well-played, edge-of-your-seat thriller. It's too bad younger fans can't stay up late enough to watch this stuff.