Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It Figures...

Some teams just get all the breaks.

First, MLB creates a ridiculous rule that the team with the best record in the league plays the wild card, unless the WC team is from the same division. I don't know why that matters, but that's the rule. Normally, that would be a disadvantage for the division champ. After all, instead of playing the weaker (in theory) WC team, it has to play another division champ. But, not in this case. This year, it mean that the Yankees got to play the winner of the only division race left. So, instead of playing one of the teams that was setting its rotation and resting guys for the last month, they get to play a team in a dogfight until the end. It gets better for the Yanks...

The Tigers and Twins end up tied at the end of the season, so they need to play even one more game. There's a stadium conflict. So, instead of pulling rank and kicking MNF to the curb, MLB pushes back the playoff game another day. So, now the game will be played the day before the Yankees play the winner in Game 1. It gets better for the Yanks...

The game goes into extra innings! So, the Twins needed to use a whole host of pitchers, the day before Game 1. The game took forever, so the Twins couldn't get to NY until much later than they should have.

So, the Twins are tired, spent, and have to play the Yanks in NY with no pitching left. The Yanks are rested, waiting, and all lined up for the series. Incredible.

Maybe CC will blow up like usual, and it will all be moot.

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