Play Offs

September 17, 2013
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In two weeks we will know who will have that infamous one-game playoff to move to the next round in the World Series chase.  I like the idea of an expanded playoff, because when you play 162 games and you have one of the top records in baseball, you should be rewarded–especially the way the National League Central has gone this year.  At one point these 3 teams–Pirates, Cardinals, and Reds–had the best 3 records in all of baseball.  However, when you just play one game of  “winner take all”, 162 games seems like a lot of wasted effort.  I know they don’t want to play in November, but there has to be a way of making this first round 2 out of 3 and still getting the rest of the playoff games in.  If you can’t play 7 games in 10 days or less, I think there is something wrong with your training program.  I feel there are too many days off, especially when you get down to the final round.  At least in this system, you do get to decide it on the field playing a contest rather than some arbitrary formula for picking the one team that is going on.  We have seen this too many times in other sports.  Especially by some high school athletic associations.  A few years ago a 10-0 football team in Cincinnati did not make the playoffs because of their weird formula, and a team with a 4-6 record did.  The reason was that the 10-0 team didn’t play a tough enough schedule.  What a crock!  Let’s hope the Reds win this one game if that is the situation they are in and get a chance to redeem last year’s debacle.

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