Yes, the split-game finish in the 2008 World Series was far from normal, but it was also representative of a memorably awkward year in baseball.
The Yankees did not take part in the playoffs, the Cubs had the best record in the National League and the Tampa Bay Rays won the American League East!
Did you see that coming? Probably not, but you may have imagined a left handed phenom like Cole Hamels would play a presiding role in a best of seven series to finish the year!
Isn't that exactly why we love America's Favorite Pastime?