Will Reds hold up down the stretch?

Seven teams and perhaps even a few more still stand a legitimate shot to win the wild card in the National League.

Originally Published: August 10, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

No offense to the fans in Cincinnati, Denver, Phoenix and the National League's other wild-card hot spots, but it would be a mistake to characterize their teams' little competition as a "race.''

The Indy 500, Iditarod and Kentucky Derby are races. The NL wild-card scrum more closely resembles something you'd see at a company picnic. The winner is guaranteed a playoff spot and some hurt feelings in the Division Series when the press starts asking, "Do you really think you deserve to be here?''

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