In Michigan, it’s been a long baseball season. The only reason to watch the Detroit Tigers for most of the season was to see the final year of Miguel Cabrera’s career. Barring a shocking turnaround, the Tigers will finish under .500 for the seventh straight season.
But American online sportsbooks are popping because there are great playoff chases brewing in both leagues. While just about every division title has been settled, the race for the three Wild Card spots in MLB has never been hotter.
Remember, MLB expanded the playoffs to include six teams apiece in each league: the three division winners and three wild cards. Let’s not even think about what might happen if there’s a tie or two in there.