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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby bazzy_51 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:04 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:i heard the Cubs are interested


Seriously funny after the 3rd or maybe the 4th or MAYBE even the 5th time you said it. But after about the 20th thread its in it gets a little old and no so funny as the first couple times. Anyways...

I like the idea of shortening the season and lengthening the playoffs also.
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby mweir145 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:23 pm

I thought it was funny.
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby Maris09 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:44 pm

First round best of 7, all other rounds best of 9? :-D

I'll be happy as long as that 1st round moves to 7. How long can they let that fiasco go for?
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby bleach168 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:47 pm

I was going to write something against expanding the playoffs but then I read Gammon's article more closely and it's not a bad idea.

If I understood it right, there will be 2 wild card teams and they would play each other in an extra series to see who would advance to the division series.

So those teams that won their division aren't hurt by this change at all. In fact, the team with the best league record will gain by facing a very weary wild card winner. This system actually diminishes the value of winning the wild card spot.

The downside is that a team like the Red Sox or Yankees might end up a wild card team even though they have the second best record in the league. Forcing them into a 3-game series to get into the division series would be quite unfair.
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:57 pm

bazzy_51 wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:i heard the Cubs are interested


Seriously funny after the 3rd or maybe the 4th or MAYBE even the 5th time you said it. But after about the 20th thread its in it gets a little old and no so funny as the first couple times. Anyways...

I like the idea of shortening the season and lengthening the playoffs also.

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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby AussieDodger » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:33 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:i heard the Cubs are interested


in all 30 teams making the play offs so they have a chance in the post season?
I heard that one too.




The play offs are just the right length of time. Other sports have play offs that go for either 6 years(and at the end of them you don't care) or not long enough.
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:16 am

bazzy_51 wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:i heard the Cubs are interested


Seriously funny after the 3rd or maybe the 4th or MAYBE even the 5th time you said it. But after about the 20th thread its in it gets a little old and no so funny as the first couple times. Anyways...

I like the idea of shortening the season and lengthening the playoffs also.


meh...i cant please everyone...i thought it was perfect for this situation though, you know, cause the Cubs suck
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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby JTWood » Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:20 am

bigh0rt wrote:
bazzy_51 wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:i heard the Cubs are interested


Seriously funny after the 3rd or maybe the 4th or MAYBE even the 5th time you said it. But after about the 20th thread its in it gets a little old and no so funny as the first couple times. Anyways...

I like the idea of shortening the season and lengthening the playoffs also.

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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby AquaMan2342 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:11 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
bazzy_51 wrote:
Dan Lambskin wrote:i heard the Cubs are interested


Seriously funny after the 3rd or maybe the 4th or MAYBE even the 5th time you said it. But after about the 20th thread its in it gets a little old and no so funny as the first couple times. Anyways...

I like the idea of shortening the season and lengthening the playoffs also.


meh...i cant please everyone...i thought it was perfect for this situation though, you know, cause Milton Bradley ruined the Cubs season


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Re: Gammons: Expand Playoffs?

Postby bigken117 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:25 pm

Peter Gammons needs to hang them up, go sit on his front porch and yell at the neighborhood kids running on his yard. Expanding the playoffs is the worst idea, they don't need to be as diluted as the basketball playoffs.
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