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(This column originally appeared on NewJerseyNewsroom.com.)

The 2012 Major League Baseball season started Wednesday in Japan as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 3-1 in 11 innings.

And while baseball is still three strikes and you’re out, four balls is a walk and you have to touch all four bases to score a run, this baseball season will be very different than all the others before it.

In the offseason, the owners and players agreed in to add a second wild card team to each league. The two wild cards will then face off in a one-game playoff, with the winner entering the divisional series and the loser going home, their chance at baseball glory gone in one day, one game.

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