Wide-open division races should make for a compelling finish

Originally Published: August 4, 2008
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

And down the stretch they come!

What a stretch run it could be, too. Now that baseball has passed the non-waiver trade deadline, fewer than two months remain in a regular season that should promise some fantastic finishes.

In a year in which the game has weathered the Mitchell report, avoided a near-disaster at the All-Star Game and survived the Manny Ramirez circus, it could use some good news.

So, here it is: there's the potential for five of the six divisions to go down ...

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