Wild Card

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Sweeny: Can The Grandyman Do It Again?

I would be surprised if Granderson hit 40 or more home runs again, but since he has demonstrated the power is there I would be disappointed if he didn’t hit at least 30. I shared that thought with hitting coach Kevin Long and asked for his reaction.


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Brees vs. Stafford: Let’s Air It Out

by Christian S. Kohl As Wildcard weekend kicks off this Saturday, look no further for four quarters of unrelenting aerial assaults than the battle of Saints vs. the Lions. The mind-boggling yardage totals compiled by […]


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Bengals And Texans Prepare For Trench Warfare

by Christian S. Kohl The matchup between Cincinnati and Houston this Wildcard Weekend pits two similarly constructed teams against one another in a battle that will most likely be hard-fought, low scoring, and defensively oriented. […]


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Manning, Cruz Lead Giants Through Adversity

Many felt the New York Giants started the 2011 season as a team of destiny. Destined to miss the playoffs. Injuries were the primary reason for Big Blue’s poor prognosis. A slew of players did […]


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The Jets’ Blame Game

As his franchise feverishly prepared to chase that elusive Super Bowl title following two seasons that ended in conference championship purgatory, Jets head coach Rex Ryan all but exhorted New York City to preorder tons […]


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Palladino: Jets Have Good Start To Tough Road Ahead

It’s hard to find anything bad about the Jets’ 37-10 win over the ragged Chiefs Sunday. But here’s one negative. One big thing, actually.


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MLB To Add Two More Wild Cards; Astros To AL In 2013

Mets fans: Have you been dreaming of an NLCS rematch between New York and Houston? If so, it’ll have to happen in 2012.


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Coleman’s Corner: The 5-Game Division Series Has Got To Go

While people are falling all over themselves to add more wild-card teams to the MLB postseason mix, how about assessing what currently exists?


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B&C Morning Show: Debating Another Wild Card

Kicking off the 9 a.m. hour, Boomer & Craig got locked into a spirited debate on the idea of MLB adding a second wild card to their playoff format.


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Wild Finish: Rays-Red Sox Playoff Race Hinges On Yankees

Sure, the Yankees have locked down the AL East and home-field advantage. But they’re still gunning to win game No. 162.


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Bartolo Colon, Yankees Stand Between Rays And Possible Wild Card Lead

Trying for a fourth consecutive victory overall, the Rays have a chance to take over sole possession of the AL wild card lead with a third straight win over the postseason-bound Yankees on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.


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B&C Morning Show: Jerry’s Update And Boomer’s New T-Shirt

Jerry’s first update of the morning was chock-full of all sorts of information, beginning with the lowdown on the Yankees


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Red Sox Barely Escape Yankee Stadium With Wild Card Lead

About eight hours after hitting two homers that didn’t help their cause, Jacoby Ellsbury put Boston in control of the wild card race with another.


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Mets ‘Still Show Fight’ After Slowing Braves’ Wild Card Bid

“We care,” Mets pitcher Dillon Gee said after Sunday’s 7-5 win over the Atlanta Braves. “It just shows that we pull together and try to pull through the rough patches.”


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Schwei: How Different Would Mets History Be If MLB Instituted Wild Card In 1980s?

While the wild card won’t be of any help to the Mets this year, let’s pose this question: what if Major League Baseball had implemented an expanded playoff format in 1984, a decade earlier than it eventually did? Would the Mets have made more than just a pair of postseason appearances back in the 1980s?