Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Second Wild Card

Baseball has decided that there should be two wild card winners in each league this year. As with most things baseball does these days, it is incredibly stupid.

I like the idea of a single-game playoff between the top two wild card teams if they're tied at the end of the regular season. Otherwise, I hate it. Basically, we just played 162 games and determined that 4th place is better than 5th place. But let's play one extra game just to make sure. It's insane.

I bet you thought it couldn't get stupider. You're wrong. The winner of the wild card gets the first two games of their next series at home! I hope there's a 6-team for that second wild card spot in the National League.

Yet, this idiocy does not compare to how dumb letting the All Star Game decide home field advantage in the World Series.

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