The Yankees are no strangers to the Wild Card rule. The 1995 Yankees were the original Wild Card team, and they played the one-game elimination round in 2015, 2017, and 2018. Now, though, every postseason team must escape a best two out of three Wild Card Series in order to advance to the bubble. It makes for a stressful situation, where randomness can beat out talent.
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 Series 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 dinger) to the not so good (Erik Kratz having to pitch.)
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. Let’s all give him a round of applause.
Go Yankees, go baseball, and of course go bingo!