Today the 2012 Major League Baseball postseason will officially begin and for the first time since 2006 it will not involve the Phillies. Each of the past five seasons the Phillies have opened up their playoff schedule at home in Citizens Bank Park. There will be no white rally towels waving in the stands and no dancing by the Phillie Phanatic this October, but some fans may be keeping an eye on the postseason anyway. We certainly will be watching here, and keeping some tabs on former Phillies in the postseason.
Today the first-ever one-game Wild Card games will be played to determine which teams will advance to the Division Series in each league. First up is the National League, where the Atlanta Braves will get a chance to dethrone the reigning World Series champions, the St. Louis Cardinals.