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Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Get my Reminyl-jazzed Shake N Bake BBQ Glazed Over Chicken ready…I’m almost agreeing with John Torres!
That’s when I realized that baseball’s new wild-card format stinks.
Bud Selig tried manufacturing a Game 7 without playing the first six. What we got instead was a contrived do-or-die 7th game that lacked the buildup of drama and storylines from the previous six games. I felt cheated and I had no dogs in this fight. I have as much feeling watching the Rangers and Braves lose as I do watching my clothes spin in the washing machine.
Imagine how their fans must feel? They played 162 games for this, to go out in one? A manufactured seventh game?
...There is also no sudden-death in baseball without a series before it.
The entire season is made up of one series of games after another. The Rays don’t travel to Anaheim for one game against the Angels. They play a three-game series, sometimes four. Teams that win the most series wind up playing in the postseason. Now after winning one series after another to make the playoffs, you play a one-game series? It goes against everything in the sport.
Posted: October 09, 2012 at 05:07 AM | 49 comment(s)
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