The job of the Serie Preliminar complete, the first postseason teams of the Liga Nacional move into the Eliminatoria and Interdivisional. It’s serious now.
As the 1871 season ends, thirty-two teams—forty percent of the league—advance into a second, even weirder, experiment. This is the story of the first torneo.
There’s nothing like a met expectation, and if Ángel Venegas was going to salvage anything from this season, it was knowing that he’d done exactly what he was predicted to do—with four games left to go.