Re: Playoffs and Homefield "Advantage"
Originally Posted by top6
I liked it at first for that reason, but now (for reasons I can't quite articulate) I just don't like the idea that whole season comes down to 1 game by design. Also, it means a team that did even worse in the regular season can now get hot for a few weeks and win the World Series.
I would rather go back to a more balanced schedule; and give the #1 seed some large advantage over the wild card team in the playoffs, such as an automatic 1 game lead, or a 5-game series all at home. That would make playing for #1 seed and your division a big deal.
I like the idea that if you can't win your Division over 162 games, you need to be at a big disadvantage. A 1 game play-off where the loser goes home and the winner burns its best pitcher sounds good to me. If we have to have 2nd place teams, I like putting them in a hole.
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