Yes, the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox and NY Mets, among others, certainly agree about the sudden collapsing late in the season thing. I think the Red Sox used to have a name for it, something about some lady cursing them out.
And the NY Yankees, sigh, are convinced that something is wrong when $140 doesn't pay for a single win against the Detroit Tigers in the playoffs.
So the whole thing is fixed. Darn socialist conspiracy. And who has won the MLB World Series two seasons out of three ? Huh? San Francisco, that's who ! What does that tell you ?
And who lost it two seasons in a row and then didn't even make it this season ? Texas, that's who.
Clearly secession is the only option.