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The human-index finger has not yet evolved the dexterity needed to keep up with the developments of last night's baseball cornucopia. Thankfully industrious YouTube users like barisax45 have smashed the highlights from all four of last night's games with playoff implications into a handy four-minute clip. Watch it now, before Major League Baseball realizes it didn't given express written consent for such a project and yanks it offline. [YouTube]
Red Sox fans still trying to conceive of the magnitude of this year's unraveling, you're in luck: Robin Roberts explained it all this morning using an animated scoreboard that flashed the likelihood of Boston making the playoffs on September 3 (99.6 percent), with a cartoon infield used to track the team's downward spiral. Illuminating [ABC]
How intense was the focus last night on baseball? Nobody even seemed to notice that Bill O'Reilly was making his semi-annual appearance on The Daily Show. Remember when people thought these things would produce fireworks? That was before everyone else knew they knew they were talking someone fundamentally reasonable with slightly different politics. It took the air out of the room, but they work well together. [Comedy Central]
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