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This Cardinals/Dodgers game is taking FOREVER.
 

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The announcers being so pro-Dodgers was repulsive. Horrible announcing 1001.
 

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Great announcers😎

Great game! Taylor!!!
 

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This Cardinals/Dodgers game is taking FOREVER.
As exciting as it was, indeed a 3-1 ballgame that only goes 9 innings shouldn't take 4 hr 10 min.

How cool is Juan Soto though? Baller move to show up at Dodger Stadium wearing former Washington teammate Trea Turner's Nats gear in support of him and Scherzer.

 

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A 3-1 game should typically be played in 2:30 hours, maybe even less.

The game is becoming a disgrace.
 


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A 3-1 game should typically be played in 2:30 hours, maybe even less.

The game is becoming a disgrace.

The extended post season commercial breaks make that a hard ask, but certainly 2:45 - 3 hrs should be doable.

Without a dog in the fight, I am rooting for the potential drama of an Astros-Dodgers Fall Classic. Just to see how low the ratings would be, a Brewers-Rays match up would also be enticing.
 
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The Giants-Dodgers series should be a great one.
 

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The Giants-Dodgers series should be a great one.
Without Muncy and Kershaw...I'm pretty worried for my Dodgers. They do have the postseason experience on their side though. This is the 9th season in a row for them. They are battle-tested for sure.
 




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A 3-1 game should typically be played in 2:30 hours, maybe even less.

The game is becoming a disgrace.
Pitch clock needs to be in the new CBA. But I don't know how much that helps.
 

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The announcers being so pro-Dodgers was repulsive. Horrible announcing 1001.
I never got the impression that the announcers were favoring the Dodgers, and I didn't give a rip who won. I guess I did care in the bottom of the ninth, I wanted a base hit to end it so I could go to sleep.
 

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Cool angle, the Atlanta Braves returning to Milwaukee for first postseason games since 1958. The Hammer Memorial.

 





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So Nellie Cruz hit a ball that didn't travel over the outfield wall nor was an Inside the Parker, but gets credit for a Home Run. Good for him but, weird.

Arozarena, straight steal of home along with Cruz is making it impossible for me to not pull for the Rays. This despite them bringing the term "Opener" into the modern day MLB vernacular. They won 100 games without any pitcher getting more than 10 Ws.
 


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So Nellie Cruz hit a ball that didn't travel over the outfield wall nor was an Inside the Parker, but gets credit for a Home Run. Good for him but, weird.

Arozarena, straight steal of home along with Cruz is making it impossible for me to not pull for the Rays. This despite them bringing the term "Opener" into the modern day MLB vernacular. They won 100 games without any pitcher getting more than 10 Ws.
 


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I don't mind the 1-game wild card, WIN THE DIVISION!!!

But, the division series should go like this:

Before the WC game, the top seed gets to choose whether they play the WC winner or the 3rd seeded division winner.

For example this year, before the WC game the Rays would say, they would rather play the White Sox over the Yankees-Red Sox winner. Plus, I bet the Giants would rather play the Braves than either the Dodgers or the Cards.
 

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I don't mind the 1-game wild card, WIN THE DIVISION!!!

But, the division series should go like this:

Before the WC game, the top seed gets to choose whether they play the WC winner or the 3rd seeded division winner.

For example this year, before the WC game the Rays would say, they would rather play the White Sox over the Yankees-Red Sox winner. Plus, I bet the Giants would rather play the Braves than either the Dodgers or the Cards.
I don't even think it needs to be a matter of choosing the opponent in the Divisional Round.

#1 Seed - Divisional Winner with best record
#2 Seed - Divisional Winner with next best record
#3 Seed - Remaining Divisional Winner or Wild Card, whichever has the most Ws.
#4 Seed - Remaining Divisional Winner or Wild Card, with fewest Ws

League Championship Series Home Field advantage would be Division Winner with most Ws.
 

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I don't mind the 1-game wild card, WIN THE DIVISION!!!

But, the division series should go like this:

Before the WC game, the top seed gets to choose whether they play the WC winner or the 3rd seeded division winner.

For example this year, before the WC game the Rays would say, they would rather play the White Sox over the Yankees-Red Sox winner. Plus, I bet the Giants would rather play the Braves than either the Dodgers or the Cards.
Using the win the division logic, if you want to choose who you want to play, you shouldn't have finished where you did.

Did I do that right?
 

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Using the win the division logic, if you want to choose who you want to play, you shouldn't have finished where you did.

Did I do that right?
If you want to choose who you play"

1. Win your division
2. Have the best record in the league.

I remember Mike Wilbon suggesting the choose your opponent 1st round for the NBA. Seeds 5-8 would be drafted as opponents by seeds 1-3 (4 would get whoever was left). Say the Nuggets were the 1st seed and they think they match up better with the 6th seeded Thunder than the 8th seed Trailblazers. The Nuggets would have the right to choose the Thunder as their opponent.
 

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I don't even think it needs to be a matter of choosing the opponent in the Divisional Round.

#1 Seed - Divisional Winner with best record
#2 Seed - Divisional Winner with next best record
#3 Seed - Remaining Divisional Winner or Wild Card, whichever has the most Ws.
#4 Seed - Remaining Divisional Winner or Wild Card, with fewest Ws

League Championship Series Home Field advantage would be Division Winner with most Ws.
I could live with this.
 

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I don't even think it needs to be a matter of choosing the opponent in the Divisional Round.

#1 Seed - Divisional Winner with best record
#2 Seed - Divisional Winner with next best record
#3 Seed - Remaining Divisional Winner or Wild Card, whichever has the most Ws.
#4 Seed - Remaining Divisional Winner or Wild Card, with fewest Ws

League Championship Series Home Field advantage would be Division Winner with most Ws.
Yep, winning the division should ensure getting into the playoffs but shouldn't ensure any seeding. With divisions being so small, winning the division isn't a huge accomplishment anymore. The NFL is worse. An 8-8 division winner shouldn't be hosted a 12-4 wild card team.
 

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Yep, winning the division should ensure getting into the playoffs but shouldn't ensure any seeding. With divisions being so small, winning the division isn't a huge accomplishment anymore. The NFL is worse. An 8-8 division winner shouldn't be hosted a 12-4 wild card team.

There's at least 5 teams in each division now, and doing it over a 162 game schedule (especially with the scheduled intra-division schedule) to me counts for something.

5 teams is only 1 fewer than when Divisions were introduced 1969 (6 each). AL later increased to 7 in 1976 and the NL in 1992.
 

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Something I should have considered earlier, is that perhaps the Giants playing the Dodgers now is to their advantage, having to only beat them 3 times instead of 4. Also Scherzer was burned up on Wed, so probably can't go until Game 3. That will limit him to 1 start, but will likely be available from the bullpen should it go 5.
 

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There's at least 5 teams in each division now, and doing it over a 162 game schedule (especially with the scheduled intra-division schedule) to me counts for something.

5 teams is only 1 fewer than when Divisions were introduced 1969 (6 each). AL later increased to 7 in 1976 and the NL in 1992.
Automatically in the playoffs
 

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Something I should have considered earlier, is that perhaps the Giants playing the Dodgers now is to their advantage, having to only beat them 3 times instead of 4. Also Scherzer was burned up on Wed, so probably can't go until Game 3. That will limit him to 1 start, but will likely be available from the bullpen should it go 5.
You dummy. A shorter series helps the inferior team.

That's also why there should be less teams in a playoff after a 162 game season.
 
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You dummy. A shorter series helps the inferior team.

That's also why there should be less teams in a playoff after a 162 game season.
I don't think there is a inferior team when one won 106 and the other 107, but I get your point.
 





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