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It's not the way any of us wanted to get in--on the back of a 5 game losing streak thanks to a LA win...

But the playoffs are the playoffs, and we're in. That's all that matters. The regular season is officially a success.

For many of us, this is an unexciting and even disappointing conclusion. We're once again the benefactors of the Wild Card and not division leaders. We didn't end up making a miracle run to top the Yanks and do, in fact, seem to be finishing the season with a whimper.

But keep in mind that on August 18 we were a game back in the Wild Card, and as recently as September 11th we were nursing a 2 game lead  over the Rangers. Were it not for a significant slump on the part of the rangers, nobody would be quite so apathetic. So let's count our blessings and avoid looking a gift horse in the mouth.

We're in.