The Orioles have to win on Tuesday against the Cards to avoid being stuck at #4 -- a loss would put their record at 3-8. The Orioles have been in every game, but the "comeback kids" have usually come up a bit short in every game.
The Cardinals are the only team this year to beat the Mets, and they hope to do so again this week to grab the #2 seed.
The Red Sox have gotten a lot of power production out of the top of their lineup to be competitive in all their games this year, and they are the other main competitor for the #2 seed.
What has been fun to watch throughout the season are the relationships between the kids, who remain friends even when they are facing off against each other in particular games. Home run hitters are congratulated by their friends, the opposing pitchers. Timid players at the plate are encouraged by both sides to step up and swing the bat. At times like that, GBA demonstrates community baseball at its best!