re: 2012 GIANTS...TROUT >
How in the hell do the Cardinals not deserve to be in the playoffs? They earned the right by getting the 2nd Wild Card. They beat the Braves in the Wild Card game, and although the ump did blow a call, that didn't comepletely cost the Braves the game. The better teams find a way to win in the playoffs. The Cardinals did that, the Nationals didn't.
To me the one game playoff just adds to the excitement of the playoffs. As far as the two games on the road, then three at home...the better team will win. I don't care if its on the road or at home, the better team will win. Look at the Giants/Reds series. The Reds won both the games on the road then LOST all three at home..