Even though the A's and the Rangers are going back and forth to determine who wins the AL West and who plays in the AL Wild Card one game playoff. I have to say that the end of this season tops the end of last season.
On the 162nd day of the season, you have two divisions still up for grabs with the aforementioned A's and Rangers and the AL East being squarely in the Yankees hand with a win tonight over the Boston Red Sox. The Baltimore Orioles need to beat the Tampa Bay Rays in order to keep the pressure on the Yankees.
Favored teams such as Anaheim, Boston and Philadelphia underachieved resulting on disappointing seasons. The Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds took the lead and never looked back. The Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins and New York Mets just stunk up the bed.
The Chicago White Sox, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Tampa Bay Rays and the surprising just ran out of gas and time. In the end, as maligned as Bud Selig was for introducing the second Wild Card, I believe he was vindicated with the pennant races that went straight into the last weekend of the season.
This October is going to be very exciting.