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Should the playoff Format Change

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Selig looks to change the Playoff format

Postby eftda » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:37 pm

Selig wont change the best of 5 to a best of 7 (Something that I would like done), so I really don't really see any other options for MLB.

The other change Selig is considering is scheduling a day game in the World Series, but he's hesitant about it.


I would love for there to be more day games in the DS and LCS. I would hate for a World Series game to be played during the day.

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Postby Lofunzo » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:06 pm

I expected ore but it is Selig afterall. :-°
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Postby BritSox » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:09 pm

If you have a wildcard, you have to give them a chance to compete. If teams compete, sometimes the higher seed loses. Rigging it to ensure the higher seed (read: Yankees) advances does no one any good.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:14 pm

day games during playoffs are a waste because people have jobs.
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Postby Amazinz » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:24 pm

The Championship Series used to be best of five and they changed it to best of seven in the mid-eighties. I hate that the divisional series is only five games. I understand all the common gripes about the playoffs already being too long, etc., but five games just seems too short. I hope they make the change.
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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:46 pm

But see, the higher-seeded team deserves an advantage; it's really more fair because the better team will win if more games are played. Personally what I'd like to see is that the 8 "playoff" teams play a total of 28 games each against each other (each team plays every other team 4 times). It would also be done in 30 days so that it would be similar to the schedule during the regular season. The team with the best record during those 28 games would win the championship.
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Postby BritSox » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:49 pm

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:But see, the higher-seeded team deserves an advantage; it's really more fair because the better team will win if more games are played. Personally what I'd like to see is that the 8 "playoff" teams play a total of 28 games each against each other (each team plays every other team 4 times). It would also be done in 30 days so that it would be similar to the schedule during the regular season. The team with the best record during those 28 games would win the championship.


I don't want endless playoffs. Devalues the RS. Baseball is the one (American) sport where the regular season has meaning.

In any case, the higher seed doesn't always have the best record.
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Postby Y`s Guy » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:24 pm

day games during playoffs are a waste because people have jobs.


Soooo, people were unemployed in the days prior to the 1970's?

Day weekend WS games would be great.
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Postby Yoda » Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:02 pm

I'd say add another wild card team to the mix. Then have the two best teams in the league get the bye. :-D
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:09 pm

Y`s Guy wrote:
day games during playoffs are a waste because people have jobs.


Soooo, people were unemployed in the days prior to the 1970's?

Day weekend WS games would be great.


yes, before 1970 no one worked.
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