AL Wild Card Update, Thru Thurs., 09/22/2016

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THE 2016 AMERICAN LEAGUE WILD CARD RACE

THROUGH ALL GAMES OF Thursday, 9/22/2016:

TEAMS W L PCT. GBWC1 GBWC2 GL
BLUE JAYS 83 69 .546 LEADS + 1.0 10
TIGERS 82 70 .539 – 1.0 LEADS 10
ORIOLES 82 71 .536 – 1.5 – 0.5 9
ASTROS 81 72 .529 – 2.5 – 1.5 9
MARINERS 80 72 .526 – 3.0 – 2.0 10
YANKEES 79 73 .520 – 4.0 – 3.0 10
ROYALS 77 76 .503 – 6.5 – 5.5 9

GL above = Games Left to Play

” …. And Down the Stretch They Stretch …. Jays standing pat for the WC#1 spot …. Tigers now biting and scratching their way past the O’s into the WC#2 hole lead …. Royals falling fast from further mention at the #7 place …. O’s fall to #3 as “Stros stumble to #4 ,,,, and the #5 M’s gain a step on the fumbling H-Towners and the #6 Yanks also fall back a step …. as the great abyss looms as the destiny for all but two of the surviving wild card horses …. WAIT! …. as Spike Jones once reported …. from out of nowhere …. hoofing up her own cloud of clabber …. here comes the filly, GIRDLE …. if she gets here …. what a story that could make …. “GIRDLE IN THE STRETCH!” …. what an elastic finish that could be!!!! …. Stay tuned in the stretch to your nanosecond action ear … We’ve got the whole thing covered right here on TPPE Sports Radio!”

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Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas

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One Response to “AL Wild Card Update, Thru Thurs., 09/22/2016”

  1. Rick B. Says:

    Your horse-racing updates brought to mind some lyrics from the old bluegrass song “Molly and Tenbrooks.” I’m afraid the 2016 Astros are playing the role of Molly – they had nice little run to make us hope they could still claim a wild card spot, but the teams ahead of them are simply better than they are. The 2016 Astros’ season will suffer the same fate as Molly (see the last 3 verses of the song below):

    Kiper, Kiper, you’re not riding right
    Molly’s a beating old Ten-Brooks clear out of sight
    Clear out of sight oh Lord
    Clear out of sight

    Kiper, Kiper, Kiper my son
    Give old Ten-Brooks the bridle and let old Ten-Brooks run
    Let old Ten-Brooks run oh Lord
    Let old Ten-Brooks run

    Go and catch old Ten-Brooks and hitch him in the shade
    We’re gonna bury old Molly in a coffin ready made
    In a coffin ready made oh Lord
    In a coffin ready made

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