Originally Posted by TDog
But last year the NL wild card beat the Rangers, even if it wasn't what you expected. You obviously haven't been paying attention.
Yes, THAT'S THE ****ING POINT I'm making, nobody in their right mind could have looked at the 2011 Cardinals and thought they even deserved to be on the same field as the Rangers, but in the baseball playoffs, **** HAPPENS and they happened to win 4 games before Texas did. IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. There is absolutely no rhythm or logic to the MLB Play-offs. Plenty of well paid, knowledgeable baseball men agree the point is to just make the postseason and just see what happens. It's almost a guarantee that a worse team will beat a better team 2-3 times in the postseason. There's just too much variance in the day-to-day, game-to-game routine of baseball. It's how the AL Pennant winners can get swept, at home, in a doubleheader to the worst team in the league in the middle of a September pennant race. Does that mean the Twins were better than the Tigers for the whole 2012 season? No, of course not, they just happened to be better that one day. It's baseball.
You can go ahead and pat yourself on the back for "calling the World Series" (a real gutsy call a month after it occurred), but I would suspect anyone who actually does pay some attention to the game knows deep in their gut that the playoffs rarely, if ever, match up the two best teams in the league for the World Series. It's almost always just two teams that just happen to still be standing.