Originally Posted by Dreamers
I am OK with the single game. You play all year to win your division and you dont. But the league still gives you one last shot to make it. I see nothing wrong with that. I'd want a lot more PO games if it was all one game POs. It makes it more exciting. We all love game 7 well this is pretty much that IMO. If you cant rise and win one game you dont belong.
But think about this...it's entirely possible that in a couple of days the Yanks and Orioles will end the season not only tied for the AL East lead but also tied for the best record in the AL.
If that happens they will have a one game playoff to determine the division winner. The loser will then have a one game playoff to determine which wild card advances.
So in that scenario, despite finishing the regular season with the best record in the AL league and tied for first place in its division one of these teams will have a playoff life relegated to two games. Doesn't seem right.