Baseball Musings has gone and done us all a freakin' favour by figuring out the two scenarios where there could be a four-way tie for the National League wild-card spot (Phillies, Mets, Padres and Rockies or the Diamondbacks).
Thing is, there's almost some guiding principle that keeps these crazy three- or four-way tiebreakers from happening. There was a chance for a three-way playoff in 1964, but the St. Louis Cardinals avoided it by winning their final game to eliminate Philadelphia (the infamous Pholdin' Phils) and the Cincinnati Reds. Still, it's nice to let your mind run wild thinking about what could happen across these next three (or more) days.
There's something to be said for the National League not having one team capable to separating from the morass of mediocrity.
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