Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver
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.
You know what. it's a 162 game season. Every team had their chances. If you don't win the division, you get punished more than if you do. I'm totally for that plan. Yankees may tie for the divsion but lose out because of divisional record, I'm okay with that.