Re: Do You Like This One Game PlayOff.....
posted at 10/6/2012 2:20 PM EDT
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
In response to ThatWasMe's comment:
I like the idea of the WC team entering the tournament (after the WC play-off game) putting them at a further disadvantage to the Div winners because of the travel and because of using their best pitchers in the WC game.
I always felt that the WC teams should not receive the same recognition in the play-offs as the div champs.
This makes the climb to the top a little steeper for WC teams as it should be.
There's unfairness inherent in the division system, and nothing has changed about that. Why do the Tigers deserve to be in ahead of the Rangers? The Tigers are only in because they had the good fortune of being in the weakest division.
I don't buy the idea that the new WC is here to increase fairness. It's here to promote late-season interest by keeping more teams in it. It's here to increase the entertainment factor and the money. On that count it does look to be successful.
I agree Bob, just don't now how you could fix it.
It's not like the 2nd place Whitesox weren't competitive.
I do agree though that the 3 top teams in the west made it a better division.
Besides the balance between teams and divisions can change considerably in 1 season.
A few good rookies and FA signings can greatly improve a team.