That other Wild Card race
A Braves collapse would be epic but not historic.
The Red Sox are at risk being the first team ever to miss the playoffs by blowing a nine-game lead in September. Their lead is only two over Tampa, though the remaining schedule favors the Sox, who play 7 out of 10 against Baltimore. The Rays, meanwhile, have 7 left against the Yanks.
Then again, Boston’s pitching has been even worse than Atlanta’s and the O’s should be hungry to facilitate history. Surely they hate the Sox as much as we do.