Let’s face it, the Wild Card Game is stressful. It’s unnatural for a 162-game season to boil down to one nine-inning affair. It gets even more absurd when one considers the fact that the Yankees won 100 games. 100 games! In just about any other year, that’s good enough to win the division. The 2018 Red Sox happened, though, so the Yankees will fight for their postseason position.
In an attempt to have some fun with the game, the PSA staff got together to produce the very official (read: unofficial) American League Wild Card Bingo Game! We put together a bunch of baseball tropes and possible outcomes that viewers might see on tonight’s broadcast. They range from the good (a Luke Voit home run) to the not so good (a Gary Sanchez passed ball).
The rules are simple. Check off any five in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonally) and you win! Seeing as there is only one card, we’re in this together, just like the Yankees. Also, shoutout to Dan Brink, PSA’s graphic design extraordinaire, for designing the game board. He’s a real unsung hero of the site! Give him a round of applause.
Go Yankees, go baseball, and of course go bingo!