re: 2012 GIANTS...TROUT >
As a Cardinals fan...GET OVER IT! It happened, move on. The Cardinals found a way to win and close out the Nats also. It wasn't all the umpire, the Braves had their chances and blew them. Washington had a 6-run lead...if you can't hold that lead that's your own fault.
The playoff thing is funny...we heard the same thing when they first split into three divisions and added the wild card format. At the time, it was inconceivable that a team that didn't win their division would be in the playoffs. It's added more drama to the season, and especially for the NL because without that second wildcard no one would have given a shit about the season for the Senior Circuit from after the middle of August until the playoffs. Baltimore and Texas would have still also played a one-game playoff to determine the wildcard winner under the old format. At least with baseball they made it so that you want to win your division rather than just get in.
With the LDS format...the old LCS format used to be that way before they went best-of-7. The team with the better record was on the road for Games 1 and 2...then at home for 3-5. If anything, they need to add some doubleheaders to the regular season schedule so you're not worried about the playoffs dragging into November.
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Last edited by BruiserKC : 10-13-2012 at 11:58 AM.