Wild Card Playoff is a Rip Off
I kind of like the way the extra wild card left the door open for more teams later into the the season this year. But now that the season is just about over it's really coming into focus how ridiculous the notion of a one game playoff between the wild card teams is. Yankees and Orioles have both played great ball and it'll be the smallest of margins that makes one of them the division champ and the other a wild card. And yet whichever becomes the wild card will suddenly find their whole season riding on a single game. Not fair. Or in the NL...where the Braves have played substantially better ball than the Cards, but again will find their season hinging on a single game. A shorter playoff favors lesser teams. That shouldn't be the goal.