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I know this site is devoted to geek type stuff and I am, I admit it, guilty of posting stuff that is not geek related but, I have to get this out of my system.

To the commisioner of baseball:

The wild card system that you have put in place has effectively ruined Major League Baseball

I would like to thank Fox Sports for making one thing so bloody obvious this year: no one who is anyone in the upper echelons of baseball (this includes ESPN and Fox Sports - aka the "media") give one rats behind if a team plays hard all season long and wins thier respective division. Nope, what you guys really care about is making darned sure a "Wild Card" team gets into the World Series EVERY year or that the big market teams get there otherwise. In the case of the Astros you hit a home run there "Bud".

Ask yourself one simple question and when you look at the World Series matchup this year you should feel like you need to scrub your brain clean with a Brillo Pad after you answer it: "How in heck can the team that finished 11 games back of the team that won their division go to the World Series?"

If you intend to continue with this dog and pony show count me out. Why you ask - because you have invalidated the entire first half of the season (OK, I'll make it simple for you "Bud"- it's the part of the season BEFORE the All-Star break) with the "Wild Card" system. Bring back 4 divisions, raise the mound back up where it was before Bob Gibson's time, and don't let any team build another ball park like that overgrown softball field in Houston the Astros call home. I'm tired of your gimmicks that were supposed to have rejuvenated baseball...enough already. The rules should be real simple "Bud": win your divsion and go to the playoffs otherwise, you are on vacation.

As long as your beloved "Wild Card" system is in place, you can count on this: I will not spend another penney on, or waste another hour watching, Major League Baseball.


A former fan of baseball.

Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 8:01 PM | Back to top

Comments on this post: So long baseball...we're through, it's over

# re: So long baseball...we're through, it's over
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I agree. Baseball has long been going south. At least they have some testing for steroids now.
Left by Scott Allen on Oct 20, 2005 4:19 AM

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They don't care about the loss of your viewership either (although I doubt you'll stop watching).
Left by NB on Nov 12, 2005 8:54 PM

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