Bud Selig’s New MLB Playoff Format Proving To Be A Joke, With Tigers Clinching ALDS Berth

October 2, 2012 9:36 AM
Bud Selig’s New MLB Playoff Format Proving To Be A Joke, With Tigers Clinching ALDS Berth
" BOSTON (CBS) — On Monday night, with three games left in the regular season, so much was still at stake for several teams. The Yankees and Orioles fought against the Red Sox and Rays, respectively, in hopes of earning a division lead, the Angels fought to stay alive in the wild-card race, and the A’s clawed and clawed to try to catch the Rangers in the AL West. All of these teams desperately want to avoid the fate of being forced to play in a one-game wild-card playoff, and in the case of the Yankees and O’s, the fate of being forced to play in a one-game divisional playoff prior to a one-game wild-card playoff.

It’s all great theater, sure, but it’s all terribly, wildly unfair.

That aspect of Bud Selig’s grand master plan was on full display in Kansas City, where the Detroit Tigers were busy clinching the AL Central, or as it’s known in intelligent circles, the most pathetic division in baseball "

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