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I'm a Yankees fan, so I'm rooting for them, but it'll be a tight race. The games that really matter are the seven they play against each other.

On a side note, I really hate the wild card "playoff" game, since baseball is a game of series and a full season of 162 games. The team making the wild card should be the team with the best record not taking their division. Missing the playoffs should not come down to one stinking game against the team with the second best record to not take their division.



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rakugakist said:
I'm a Yankees fan, so I'm rooting for them, but it'll be a tight race. The games that really matter are the seven they play against each other.

On a side note, I really hate the wild card "playoff" game, since baseball is a game of series and a full season of 162 games. The team making the wild card should be the team with the best record not taking their division. Missing the playoffs should not come down to one stinking game against the team with the second best record to not take their division.


It shold be AT LEAST best 2 out of 3... but IMO they should change the Format best 3 out of 5 then have a 7 game series division series and so fourth...



rakugakist said:

On a side note, I really hate the wild card "playoff" game, since baseball is a game of series and a full season of 162 games. The team making the wild card should be the team with the best record not taking their division. Missing the playoffs should not come down to one stinking game against the team with the second best record to not take their division.

By that logic, we should simply return to the original format, where there were no playoffs or World Series, and the league champion was simply whoever had the best record at the end of the season.



The Blue Jays should have it. That late rally against Texas last night was another beauty.



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I3LuEI3omI3eR said:
rakugakist said:
I'm a Yankees fan, so I'm rooting for them, but it'll be a tight race. The games that really matter are the seven they play against each other.

On a side note, I really hate the wild card "playoff" game, since baseball is a game of series and a full season of 162 games. The team making the wild card should be the team with the best record not taking their division. Missing the playoffs should not come down to one stinking game against the team with the second best record to not take their division.


It shold be AT LEAST best 2 out of 3... but IMO they should change the Format best 3 out of 5 then have a 7 game series division series and so fourth...

I also dislike the short series format, but lengthening the series risks dragging it out, like the interminable NBA and NHL playoffs.



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Is it mean to bump this thread right now?



Ok! Blue Jays! Lets! Play! Ball!



- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."