I guess I'm just feeling contrary today.
Sure I''d like both. But I'll take a wild card 88 wins and a World Championship trophy over a Division win and a playoff loss every day and twice on Sunday. People remember 1975, 1976, and 1990. Divisions wins are great, but they fade. Who won the WS the last 5 years and who had the best record the last 5 years? I can tell you the former but not at all the latter.
And I don't view the past in such sepia-colored glasses. I think its harder to win the World Series now than it ever has before and means more.
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