Where Are the Pennant Races? Cut The Wild Card!

Posted: 10th September 2009 by Justin Hall in MLB
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They say you can never have too much of a good thing.  However, since 1995, there has been one too many teams entering the MLB playoffs, ruining what was once the greatest month in sports. Baseball has always been the best sport when it comes to their postseason, only allowing pennant winners until the 1960s, division champions until the mid '90s and even today, giving only four teams in each league a chance at the Fall Classic.  By comparison, the NFL allows six of 16 teams in each conference a chance at the Super Bowl, and in the NHL and NBA, it is like Little League: everybody in. Yet, since Bud Selig's brainchild was created post-1994 strike, four of the 14 world champions crowned have been wild card winners and nine of the 28 pennant winners didn't win their division.  ...

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