The One-Game Playoffs: Orioles vs. Rangers, Cardinals vs. Braves

Baseball, The Fam — By on October 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Playoff baseball is finally here.

What does this mean? Well, outside of the die-hard of die-hard baseball fans who sat through a laborious 162-game schedule, watching baseball that is truly worth a damn is now a real option. Goosebump City can occur on any pitch or swing of the bat, and to answer Maximus’ ultimate question…yes, that is why we are here.

What’s even more astounding is this: along with the fact that this is the first chance we get to see the one-game playoff format play out, there are four TSFJ scribes who have allegiances to these teams. Matt vs. Ed in the opening game between the Cardinals and the Braves at 5 PM Eastern, along with the The NFL Chick vs. Kenny as the Rangers and Orioles face off at 8 PM Eastern.

Needless to say, there will be two writers here who will be really sad before the weekend even started. Check out our thoughts on the one-game playoffs, and let us know who you think will win and advance in the comments section.

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  • JAG says:

    I thought the new format was a great success. The division champs now have a clear advantage. They didn’t have to participate in that stress inducing, pressure packed round. The games themselves were full of tension. It was as if we got to skip the first six games and got right to game 7.

    The terrible call against Atlanta was unfortunate. That’s one problem with adding two umpires in the outfield. They’re not used to being there and their perception is off. But all I have to say to Atlanta is; WIN YOUR DIVISION. That way, if you get hosed for one game, you can still come back and try to win the next game. 2nd place teams have to ride coach and hope for the best.

    I’m in favor of the NBA doing something very similar. (Yes, I’m bringing it up again). Three Division Champs and the next best record get the top four seeds. But seeds 5-12 have to play each other in a one game play-in. If you don’t think NBA playoff expansion is inevitable, you don’t know your history.

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