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Fight for the wild card
Baseball fans hold the month of October very dear
But playoff craziness began early this year
Four teams wanted a chance for a World Series win
But two would have to wait for next season to begin
In the American League, the Rays looked like they were going to lose
But then the New York Yankees decided to snooze
The Red Sox looked like they had in the bag
But then they fall apart and have nothing about to brag
In the National League the Cardinals won their game
And for a while the Braves were about the same
But in the 13th the team fell apart against Philly
And sadly all their hopes were made to look silly
Even more so then usual the playoffs start this weekend
Will be even more fun to watch and attend
This Wednesday saw four very exciting games as the same name number of teams fought over the two wildcard sports for the playoffs. In the American League, it seemed as if the Red Sox would win their game and the Rays lose theirs, but two dramatic midgame reversals meant that Boston would be the ones staying home. In the National League, the Cardinals cruised to victory and the playoffs with a win over our very own Astros and the Braves lost in a dramatic 13th-inning game with the Phillies.
Senate averts government showdown again
In a story that seems to occur all the time
The House and Senate fought over every nickel and dime
The government almost shut down once again
And America wonders if Washington has reasonable men or women
The fight this round was about FEMA's funding
But the agency had enough money for the week that ended the fighting
This fight sadly won't be the last
As the next time the budget comes up the die will be cast
Congress once again avoided disaster, this time with a deus ex machina of FEMA announcing that it had enough cash to survive for the week. The Republican-controlled House wished to provide emergency funding by cutting from other spending in the government, which the democratically controlled Senate viewed as unacceptable.
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