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Offline 114D

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Re: Playoff Seeding Question
« Reply #25: August 10, 2012, 04:51:58 PM »
Having a one-game playoff between two teams the have already clinched the post-season is absurd. Why not give the winner of the season series the division title and the other team the WC? This is what MLB has done until this year; I don't see why the 2nd WC should change it.

Because there's a huge difference between wild card and division winner now, and MLB only broke ties via things like head-to-head record when the issue was seeding.  Absolutely two teams tied for division have to play a game 163.

Offline 114D

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Re: Playoff Seeding Question
« Reply #26: August 10, 2012, 04:53:51 PM »
I just realized one awesome side note of the reverse 2-3 opening for NLDS.  I was a little bummed about being stuck in DC for Columbus Day (although it would be awesome) but now the Nats (assuming they win division) would get there first home games after Columbus Day, so I could still travel that week and not miss any home games at Nats Park.

Offline tomterp

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Re: Playoff Seeding Question
« Reply #27: August 10, 2012, 06:13:31 PM »
Thank gawd we're in the NL and only have to play 162 game schedules.  Those 182 game schedules in the AL are brutal.

We are a long way off if we've expanded the season to 182 games.  :lol:

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