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AL wild card in a box

Love the wild card? Eric puts each wild-card hopeful "in a box."
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• National League

Updated: September 14, 2007, 10:06 AM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

In his "Historical Baseball Abstract" the great Bill James does a thing where he puts each decade of baseball history in a "box," making an idiosyncratic list of each decade's defining features.

Without pretending to be anywhere near as exhaustive or baseball-savvy as James, I'm stealing the idea to briefly summarize the teams still fighting for a playoff spot in the American League wild-card race (yesterday we hit the NL).

Say your favorite team is out of the running and you're shopping ...

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