October baseball has been underway for couple of weeks now and it has been a show for the audiences. A lot has changed in the Major League Baseball from the change in the power teams, who are automatically pre-selected into the World Series, to the retirement of Chipper Jones for the Atlanta Braves, the phenomenon of Mike Trout for the Anaheim Angels and the new addition of two Wild Card teams that go head to head for the final spot in the playoffs.
This year we had the Baltimore Orioles. They have been the surprise team all year. They may not have the best cast of people like outfielders Nate McLouth, Adam Jones, or even infielders Mark Reynolds or J.J Hardy, but they were able to pull off wins with confidence. The Washington Nationals are the other surprise team in MLB. They came out of the central division of the National League, beating out the Atlanta Braves and their first-year manager Fredi Gonzalez. Despite several difficult seasons over the past few years, the Nationals have shown everybody this year that they are an up and coming team.
Some big confusion occurred during the Wild Card game when the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals faced each other. The Braves were battling down in the eight inning and shortstop Andrelton Simmons smacked a pop up in left field and the outfield umpire called an infield fly that resulted in two outs with runners on second and third instead of one out with bases loaded.
The fans went crazy at Turner Field and they started to throw glass bottles, cans and whatever they had in their hands which resulted in about a half hour delay. With the playoffs winding down it looks like its going to be a crazy October.