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Old 02-10-2020, 05:59 PM   #1
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MLB radical playoff changes in 2022!

Ummm....THIS!

https://mlb.nbcsports.com/2020/02/10...layoff-format/
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:05 PM   #2
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Yeah, make it more stupid. Pile o' crap.
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:19 PM   #3
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Yea, I do not think this is good. I hope there is some push-back on this.

Candidly, I think MLB management has been mis-managing the product now for a few years, and the spike in digital / TV revenue, masked some of these issues. The numbers indicate that most of this is merely unlocking a secondary forum of revenue generation from an existing consumer base, and not actually expanding the consumer base. So even that growth is at risk in the long-term, as the basis declines.

Rather than address the factors impacting the long-term stability of their market, which would require investment now, they have been doing this type of thing; 3 batter rules, auto-walks, have no real cost. Real Investment in the TV market to expand youth participation which would include working with the market's local governments, and trying to fill the stadiums, and significantly reduce the cost of the experience to the family while at the park, to build customer connections to their product, (which also leads to a better viewing experience)....that stuff costs money, time and resources.

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Between other recent changes and the cheating I'm quickly losing interest in MLB.

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I'm not sure I'm liking this: "MLB would host a reality TV-esque show on the Sunday night of the day the regular season ends in which teams select their playoff opponents."
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:19 PM   #8
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Manfred needs to put down his crack pipe and find employment elsewhere. This guy is full of bad ideas. Why does every league want to continue to water down their postseasons? That's a rhetorical question. We all know why. I just wish for once that money wasn't the deciding factor when it comes to the quality of sports entertainment. They're going to ruin one of the better things baseball actually has going for it.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:27 PM   #9
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This year that would have put the 84-78 red sox and 85-77 diamondbacks in the playoffs...

Yawn. You already have way too many games such that any single one doesn't matter, and now you want to let any team that's slightly above average get to roll the dice in the playoffs?
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I agree with all of your points!

This whole idea is just no. NO!

Somebody get Manfred and
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:51 PM   #11
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No expansion of the playoffs with odd numbers of divisions per league. Go back to two divisions per league, at most, with an even number of teams in each league. Or four divisions, if needed. Only division winners should be able to advance to the postseason in my view. No wildcard teams, period, even if one's favorite team might potentially qualify as well. CD out.
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Why does he want to be the commissioner of a sport he doesn’t even like? There’s no group of people who will now start watching baseball because of this playoff format.
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I don't even really follow baseball anymore and I came here to rabble about this bull**** as soon as I saw it.
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It's already been done, forgot which thread but if you remember when I posted about rugby league being the worst run sport, well they did the pick your own opponents in the play offs gimmick. Even they realised it was a stupid idea, least i think they stopped doing it as i gave up on the sport with their stupid gimmicks.
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I much prefer the quality & length of the MLB and NFL playoffs, as opposed to the NBA & NHL.
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Every day, I like Trevor Bauer a bit more.

No idea what goes round Rob Numbfred's head...
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Venn Diagram: people complaining about this change and people who would be complaining if baseball were changing from these playoff rules to the current ones.
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So a World Series game can air right after the Thanksgiving Day football games end.
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So a World Series game can air right after the Thanksgiving Day football games end.
Is this true? Because it will be another thing that I don't like about this proposal. I like baseball but I don't want to be looking at it into November.
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