Why isn’t the Wild Card Wild?

Another example of my psychic qualities: Ryan Braun had two doubles last night.  No matter that he’s batting .390 this year, those doubles were because of me. 

Anyway.  Yes, you heard me.  This is going to sound crazy but just imagine for a moment if, in addition to the six division champions, two teams were chosen at random for the “wild card”.  Imagine the tension at the press conference, which would stream live at mlb.com, where Bud Selig would choose names out of a hat.  Okay, maybe I’m imagining Steve Jobs’ press conference earlier this month, but still…

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It would add an interesting twist if, say, the Orioles got into the playoffs and beat everyone else.  Maybe giving a team a second life would inspire them into playing really, really well.

I think my problem with the name originates from playing Uno too many times as a young child.  I don’t remember the game very well, so correct me if I’m wrong, but I think there’s something pretty wild about the Wild Card in that game.  Which is what leads me to this argument.

If no one goes for this idea, I would suggest a name change.  The “Wild Card” really implies something wild.  Or at least one something along the lines of the cosmetics brand, “Wet ‘N Wild”. 

Just to be clear, I am rooting for the Giants and Ryan Braun.  Which is to say when Braun bats, I’m basically rooting for him but otherwise I’m totally a Giantette.  I’m going to the game tomorrow and I may be carrying a sign.  Pictures will be posted.  Stay tuned.

Diamond Girl

p.s.  “Beat Milwah!” doesn’t sound good.  Let’s limit that to the Dodgers, Padres and D-Backs, please.

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