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AL East Playoff?

Should the Red Sox and the Yankees play a one game playoff?

  • Yes, let them decide it on the field.

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • No, baseball needs to have tiebreakers.

    Votes: 1 33.3%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Defender of the Faith
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Apr 24, 2005
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Taichung, Taiwan - 2017 East Asian Games Candidate
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In the old days, a tied in the division or in the league would result in a one-game playoff to decide the champion. There have been many thrilling one-game playoffs in the history of the game, perhaps the best known being the Red Sox-Evil Empire thriller in 1978. Now, these games will be a rarity due to new tiebreaking rules. As a traditionalist, I belive that there should be no tiebreakers. Let them decide it on the field, not by some formula devised in the Commissioner's Office. This isn't the NFL or NBA, this is BASEBALL, and tiebreakers are NOT a baseball tradition. Leave it to Bud Selig to ruin another of the things that made baseball great.
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