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Thu Oct 8, 2015, 08:12 AM

 

One game playoff- Selig's worst

I think it is common knowledge that Selig was an idiot but a one game playoff after a 162 game season takes the cake. Think of 1951 and 1962 3 game playoffs were the norm. Baseball always has series during the year so why not a 3 game series for the wild card. One game playoffs are associated with football were almost everyone plays but in baseball there are more than one pitcher. Selig- the worst I have ever seen.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 08:21 AM

1. It's a gimmick to keep more teams in the hunt

I have mixed feelings. The wild card game was designed to keep more teams alive to make the playoffs during the regular season. It achieved that goal at the expense of somewhat perverting the playoffs with a contrived one game series where everything depends on the starting pitcher for that one game.

I would prefer to see a 2 of 3 series like the old playoff system we had when we had only the World Series and a 3 game playoff was used to break a league tie. Each team at least got one home game. Remember the great playoff between the Dodgers and Giants in 1962?

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 08:54 AM

2. Yep. The team with the second best record in baseball is eliminated in one game.

Bucs earned better than that.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 04:44 PM

5. They were beaten by a team that had one fewer win.

And, and they earned better than that, as well. There's something wrong when the teams with the second and third best records in baseball have to go through a wild card game to even get into the post season beyond that one game. I have no idea how to fix that, however.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 07:17 AM

14. Balance The Schedule

Play more intra-league games with the other two divisions. The 4th and 5th best records play the play-in game. The NL Central had more wins combined than any other division. If the schedule was more balanced, the Mets and Dodgers probably would have ended up 4th and 5th like they already did. Then those two would play the play in game and at least the best 3 teams would be in the NLDS.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 11:09 AM

3. Totally agree

Baseball is comprised of 3 game series all season long.
The playoffs should be the same.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 03:37 PM

4. The team that has the ace wins...

 

Not necessarily the better team.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 07:43 AM

16. At Least This Time They Were Pretty Much Even

But, last year the Giants weren't better than the Cardinals but they had the pitcher on a roll. The Cubs had that this year, but they were pretty even for the whole year.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 05:21 PM

6. Look at the two wild card games this year and the Pirates/Giants last year, when

one team came in with a red hot pitcher and completely buzz-sawed the opposing team. You could have a quick three game series and start the division playoffs on Friday.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 05:36 PM

7. Now you know how TCU feels getting left out of the playoff field.

Remember.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 06:55 PM

8. Uhhmm. Dude, TCU did not qualify to begin with...

Do you really want to go down that road.

:smh:

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 06:59 PM

9. It was the worst decision since the Supreme Court's handing the 2000 election to the Shrub.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 07:01 PM

10. OFFS! TCU did not belong in it. You and I both know it. nt

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 07:15 PM

11. Next to last CFB rankings:

Week 15, Dec 02, 2014

Rank Team Record

1 Alabama 11-1
2 Oregon 11-1
3 TCU 10-1
4 Florida State 12-0
5 Ohio State 11-1
6 Baylor 10-1

TCU then went on to destroy Iowa State 55-3.

So how the fuck did they end up number 6???????

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 07:37 PM

12. And who beat both the Number one and Number two teams???

Nuff said.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 09:14 PM

13. TCU could have done it too.

"Nuff said"? You and trumad need to find a less overused hillbilly expression.

Face it. That so-called championship is tainted. Just like 2000.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 07:22 AM

15. I heard the argument that it would be unfair to make Div. winners wait for 3 game series

It wa then suggested wildcard teams play a double header. If split game 3 the next day

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