Purgatory Online

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

I have yet to find anyone seriously argue that Selig's plan to give home-field advantage in the World Series to the team from the league that wins the All-Star Game is a bad idea, which is an unprecidented show of l-u-v for the Commish. Now, can we please put an end to the ideas that (a) teams from the same division can't meet each other in the first round of the playoffs, and (b) wild-card teams can't have home-field advantage until the World Series? The whole reason there's a wild-card team in the first place is in recognition of the fact that sometimes the second-best team in the league happens to be in the same division as the first-best team in the league; you might as well take that idea all the way and seed the playoffs based strictly on the teams' records. Or does anyone seriously think that the Twins' 94 wins in the Central were more impressive than the Angels' 99 in the West?