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Major league playoffs a scam

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by 635 G, Sep 11, 2012.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Just looked @ the American league standings--Chicago is playing 540 ball, there are 6 teams in the American league with higher percentages & only 3 of them could currently make it to the playoffs. This why I haven't seen a major league game in 30+ years.

    When I was a kid I used to live in Ebbets Field.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    oldgahchamp Active Member

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    You can blame the tv networks. You need to have mega tv coverage to sign guys to multi-million, multi-year contracts. If A-Rod plays only the 161 regular season games without injury (ha ha), he gets paid about $40k per ining. Nice work if you can get it. That's why they need so many qualifying teams in playoffs. Larry
     
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    Go Orioles!
     
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    Birds all the way....................Go O's!!!!!!!!!!

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  6. wayneo

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    It's not a scam. You win your divison your in. The wildcard teams won't come out a of a division that bad, so their winning percentage will get them in.

    Wayne
     
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    Sounds like somebody's team didn't make the cut so now it's all a scam. Reminds me of the folks that scream "fixed fight" when their boxer loses. For what it's worth, I think the Wild Card thing is a joke. Only thing worse is my favorite sport hockey(NHL). In the NHL, your team really sucks if they don't make the playoffs since they take 8 teams from each Conference.

    Go Cubs................Uhh Nevermind. Wait 'til next year. :)
     
  8. birdogs

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    Hey Phil, who was then catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers?
     
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    Yup..Go Orioles!!! have the fridge full of cold Natty Boh's and Papa Johns on speed dial for dinner to watch the game by tonight
     
  10. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    Campy-AKA Roy Campanella

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  11. Bisi

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    Phil, why is a kid whom lived at Ebbets Field worried about American League baseball anyway? LOL

    Haven't see a major league game in 30 years? You must be watching the Chicago Cubs?

    Take in a game sometime, nothing like sitting in the stands will a bag of peanuts, a beer and a hotdog. The world can go sc*** itself for the 3 hoours your there. Expensive but sometimes it is just worth the money.


    Cardinal fan.
     
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