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    Re: Go Nationals!

    This is why having a second wildcard is STUPID.

    5th best team in the league (and 10th best in baseball) now has a shot at the World Series. Only Bud Selig could pull this off.
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    Re: Go Nationals!

    After tonight I won't be reading a damn word about baseball until March.

    I am so bitter! Things like this never happen to us. Never
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    Re: Go Nationals!

    All four LDS series' went the wrong way. O' ye baseball Gods, what are you trying to tell me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    All four LDS series' went the wrong way. O' ye baseball Gods, what are you trying to tell me?
    That's show business

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    Re: Go Nationals!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    All four LDS series' went the wrong way. O' ye baseball Gods, what are you trying to tell me?
    Yeah, I was literally rooting for every team that was eliminated.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Go Nationals!

    Playoff experience. Priceless.

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    Re: Go Nationals!

    The Cardinals have got to be the luckiest team on the planet. The planets have definitely aligned for them again this year. They get every possible lucky break. Its embarrassing for baseball to see such a mediocre team advance while the best teams get eliminated in crapshoot short series.

    How long until baseball realizes the Wild Card cheapens the regular season to the point of total irrelevance? Does the integrity of the World Series mean nothing these days? Might as well give it to another mediocre 2nd place team again this year.

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    Re: Go Nationals!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    This is why having a second wildcard is STUPID.

    5th best team in the league (and 10th best in baseball) now has a shot at the World Series. Only Bud Selig could pull this off.
    In the 3rd millenium drama, excitement and cold hard cash money are more important than awarding the championship to the best team. The days of the best team winning the World Series are gone forever. It is just an entertainment spectacle rather than a true test of skill.

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    Re: Go Nationals!

    Just as I felt the Reds were done in the middle of game 4, I can already tell the Cardinals are (painfully) going to win the World Series again this year.

    Baseball sucks right now.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
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    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    I couldn't have written it up worse. We win two on the road and get knocked out, Cardinals advance in a last second halfcourt prayer, Yankees beat the underdog again...just gross. I don't think I'll be watching too much more of this postseason.

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    Re: Go Nationals!

    The playoffs are always going to favor the Wild Card teams, to some degree at least, over the dominant division winners because the WC teams have been in playoff mode for at least a month, battling back and forth with every game meaning something.

    The dominant division winners like the Reds, meanwhile, are trying to get ready by giving the Wilson Valdezs and Miguel Cairos at-bats.

    A lot of good that does. I'd rather be playing stressful baseball all along than try to flip the light switch back on after chilling for the last month.

    The Cards, nowhere near the best team in their division let alone baseball, have figured out this dirty secret and are exploiting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Operator View Post
    This is why having a second wildcard is STUPID.

    5th best team in the league (and 10th best in baseball) now has a shot at the World Series. Only Bud Selig could pull this off.
    Yes and they could be playing the Detroit Tigers with the 7th best AL record and the 11th best in Baseball.It stinks but its never going to change for the better, or whatever that is.Its all about the money.
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    Re: Go Nationals!

    Quote Originally Posted by vic715 View Post
    Yes and they could be playing the Detroit Tigers with the 7th best AL record and the 11th best in Baseball.It stinks but its never going to change for the better, or whatever that is.Its all about the money.
    Tigers won their division, though.
    They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
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    He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.

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    Re: Go Nationals!

    Not going to get upset at the Cardinals moving on as wild card 2, if baseball went with the real traditional method of only the best team in each league, the Reds wouldn't have been in either, once you let the 2nd in you have already opened the box.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Go Nationals!

    Just woke up to this news. My Gawd! Being up 2 runs in the 9th, with two outs, a strike away from advancing? Now that was a choke job!
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