I hate this one game wild card... ('14 playoff thread)

Discussion in 'Sports' started by NYYVol, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    But holy hell what a great game and atmosphere last night. Congrats to the fans of Kansas City. Waited a very long time to get a taste of the postseason.
     
  2. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    Oh and go to hell, Billy Beane.
     
  3. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    I hate the 1 game wildcard. Might as well just flip a coin.
     
  4. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Raise your hand if you are shocked Oakland managed to blow a 7-3 lead in the 8th. Anyone? Anyone?
     
  5. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    Computer must have crashed and couldn't get it rebooted in time.
     
  6. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    I hate it when my team is in it but it's good theatre when you're not emotionally attached. I also got a boner seeing a team steal 7 bases in a game.
     
  7. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    I agree. It's good for viewership so it's here to stay.
     
  8. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    Also can't help but think Oakland shook up too much when they made those deadline deals. Easy to say now in hindsight.
     
  9. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    The Royals advanced scouts should all be getting a substantial raise today.
     
  10. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    The one game wildcard is the only interesting game to me. MLB has too many games.
     
  11. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    And that's why I do in fact somewhat appreciate what they've done. It gets people to watch that ordinarily never will.

    But it's also a horrible way to decide a team into the playoffs after a 162 game schedule.
     
  12. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I wish they would just go to 6 teams with two best of three series played at the higher seed for wild card. I hate the one game. If you want to knock 6 to 8 games off the schedule to make it work, have at it.
     
  13. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    Billy Beane's clubs are 0-7 in deciding games.

    May be time to download some more software, Billy.
     
  14. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    I like that.
     
  15. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    To get totally radical, I wish they'd do away with divisions too. Two 15 team leagues, top 6 get in. Top two get byes.

    I actually mapped the whole thing out in my head once of how it would work.
     
  16. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    The purists won't go for that. Ever.

    But it could make the playoff product much, much better.
     
  17. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Balanced schedule in league, 10 games against everyone, 140 games. 16 inter-league games. 4 against your "rival" and 3 game sets with the other 4 on a rotation basis.
     
  18. smokysbark

    smokysbark Chieftain

    I thought it was great ... stayed up way too late watching. Salvador Perez damn near cost them the game about 10 times.
     
  19. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Feel the need to comment because this is so good.

    I'm all about advanced stats and such to a degree, especially in building a team and roster on a budget. But there comes a point where you just have to use the eyeball and common sense tests for who goes out there.
     
  20. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    When you have guys in your system that can legitimately look at a pitcher and tell you within a MPH how fast each pitch is, or break down a hitter on pitches he doesn't even make contact on; there's no need in relying on any other concoction.
     

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