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Wild card or bust: Format works for Angels, Giants

It's an all-wild-card World Series, which is fine with the Angels and Giants. But maybe a minor tweak in the playoff system is needed, writes Jayson Stark.

Originally Published: October 19, 2002
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

ANAHEIM -- To some people, it may mark the end of civilization as Kennesaw Mountain Landis used to know it.

An all-wild-card World Series, huh? A World Series that will determine the best team in baseball -- despite the minor technicality that NEITHER TEAM EVEN FINISHED IN FIRST PLACE?

It's amazing what this world of baseball has come to, here in the 21st century. But thanks to the Giants and Angels, what's equally amazing is how many people you can find roaming the streets ...

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