Fifth place advances. Yay?
So, Atlanta won 94 games this season, and lost the one-game elimination to St Louis, who won 88 over the season.
Baseball used to be better than that. Of course, back in the day, with no playoffs, it would be Washington, 98 games, going to the series. Instead, we have a chance for the Cardinals to take their 5th place finish to the Series. Ain't it wonderful?
And yes, that means I think the Series this year ought to be the Yankees against the Senators. Sure, I love the Orioles, and I hope they win the playoffs and especially beat the Yankees, but they are tied for third. A World Series pitting the third- and fifth-place teams? Not how it ought to be.