Re: NLDS Game 5 Reds vs Giants 10/11/12
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
IT. IS. IMPOSSIBLE. TO. PUT. TOO. MUCH. EMPHASIS. ON. THE. PLAYOFFS.
They play the games to determine Championships. There is, quite literally, no point in even lacing up your spikes if you aren't in it to win a title.
If you want moral victories or games where everyone gets a trophy, go join a CYO league.
It's very possible. It's so possible the Red Sox fired a perfectly capable manager and wound up with Bobby Valentine. Oops.
That's what happens when you put too much stock into 5-12 games in the playoffs rather than what happens over 162 games. It's as simple as sample size.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda