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Rank some of the best games / moments of 2009 (Edited 01/04/10 01:36AM by Hec718)
How would u rank these games or moments that happened in 2009?


Rank some of the best games / moments of 2009 <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 01/04/10 01:36AM by Hec718)</span> Photo
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Team Breakout:
Rank16 FansAvg (1st)
1.Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)8.5 (7)
2.A.L. Central Tiebreaker6.4 (3)
3.Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)6.2 (1)
4.Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th5.8 (4)
5.A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-135.8
6.A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)5.6
7.Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th5.4
8.Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/24.9 (1)
9.Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod3.3
10.Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod3.1

  
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#1 | 1680 days ago

sad Buehrle lost 5 after <was at game , never felt that kind of energy in my lifee
#2 | 1680 days ago
BDV4U (+)

Unless you're a die-hard Yankees fan, 3 of these (all missing from my voting) are hardly "best" anything! LOL
#3 | 1680 days ago
BDV4U (+)

(Edited by BDV4U)
This site is whacked, again! Votes aren't getting counted and replies are getting doubled...

I tried to place:
1. Sanchez No-Hitter
2. Twins-Tigers Play-in
3. Buehrle's No-no
4. Willingham's 2-GS
5. A's comeback
6-10 BLANK! Examples (just a sample): Unassisted TP, Colorado going from worst in the NL West to Wildcard, Angels rally around the death of a teammate or Pujols poking the "I" out of Big Mac Land.
#4 | 1680 days ago

BDV4U wrote:
This site is whacked, again! Votes aren't getting counted and replies are getting doubled...

I tried to place:
1. Sanchez No-Hitter
2. Twins-Tigers Play-in
3. Buehrle's No-no
4. Willingham's 2-GS
5. A's comeback
6-10 BLANK! Examples (just a sample): Unassisted TP, Colorado going from worst in the NL West to Wildcard, Angels rally around the death of a teammate or Pujols poking the "I" out of Big Mac Land.
Out of those that u mentioned, the only 1 I'd add is Eric Bruntlett's Unnassisted Triple Play. Rockies & Angels are supposed to play hard no matter what, not because of a fallen teammate or cuz a managerial change.
1. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  2. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  3. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  4. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  5. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  6. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  7. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  8. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  9. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  10. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  
#5 | 1680 days ago
BDV4U (+)

Hec718 wrote:
Out of those that u mentioned, the only 1 I'd add is Eric Bruntlett's Unnassisted Triple Play. Rockies & Angels are supposed to play hard no matter what, not because of a fallen teammate or cuz a managerial change.
In life, there is a huge difference between hard play and execution. Prime example is Pittsburgh - best defense in the Majors and outstanding rookies, yet didn't win!

Besides, I said it was a sample of other memorable things that happened in the 2009 season, not necessarily the "best".
#6 | 1680 days ago

I can't believe dat they put Josh Willingham and his 2 grand slams in 6th!
1. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  2. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  3. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  4. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  5. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  6. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  7. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  8. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  9. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  10. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  
#7 | 1679 days ago
jasonwrites (+)

 OK, only a couple of these are NL-only games which is biased in itself. And there's no mention at all of the Rockies. Managerial change or not, to go from the second-worst record in all of baseball in early June, with only 20 wins, then win 18 of 19, and finish with 90 wins and the wild-card? There were so many epic moments in that run that sadly only Colorado fans actually saw.
#8 | 1679 days ago

jasonwrites wrote:
 OK, only a couple of these are NL-only games which is biased in itself. And there's no mention at all of the Rockies. Managerial change or not, to go from the second-worst record in all of baseball in early June, with only 20 wins, then win 18 of 19, and finish with 90 wins and the wild-card? There were so many epic moments in that run that sadly only Colorado fans actually saw.
No one remembers the teams that almost came back.

Had the Rox caught the Dodgers, it would have been a top MLB story.  But nothing short of that would do it.
1. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  2. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  3. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  4. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  5. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  6. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  10. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  
#9 | 1679 days ago
jasonwrites (+)

ML31 wrote:
No one remembers the teams that almost came back.

Had the Rox caught the Dodgers, it would have been a top MLB story.  But nothing short of that would do it.
Fact is they made the playoffs-- under MLB rules, not yours-- and even had they failed to make the postseason entirely, it would still have been a tremendous turnaround. Anyhow, I wholeheartedly predict Colorado will push aside the Dodgers (and Giants) in 2010 and take the NL West and you and I can put this point of contention aside.
#10 | 1679 days ago

jasonwrites wrote:
Fact is they made the playoffs-- under MLB rules, not yours-- and even had they failed to make the postseason entirely, it would still have been a tremendous turnaround. Anyhow, I wholeheartedly predict Colorado will push aside the Dodgers (and Giants) in 2010 and take the NL West and you and I can put this point of contention aside.
You and I both know that just "making the playoffs" is a whole lot easier than "finishing in first place".  Therefore, anything less is not that noteworthy. 

Just coming back is not a memorable feat.  A lot of teams have come back only to fall short.  My own team once made up nine games in 4 weeks.  But still came up short so no one remembers.  Another time they went 45-26 after July 18th.  Making up 11 games and being in the race right down the final Saturday.  But no one would expect anyone to remember that.  Why?  Because they didn't win.
The Rox did indeed make a nice turnaround.  But no one other than Rox fans will ever remember.

Personally, I'd like to see the Rox in the post season just to see what they can do.  But so far, they have only been almost, but not quite good enough.

But, I see the Giants returning to the top of the division before the Rox ever see it.  Of course, I could be biased there.  But I think the Giants are closer to putting it together than the Rox are.
1. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  2. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  3. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  4. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  5. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  6. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  10. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  
#11 | 1679 days ago

He says as if the Yankees were the only team that had any walk off wins.
1. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  2. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  3. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  4. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  5. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  6. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  10. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  
#12 | 1678 days ago

Says the Yankee fan.
1. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  2. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  3. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  4. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  5. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  6. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  10. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  
#13 | 1678 days ago

ML31 wrote:
You and I both know that just "making the playoffs" is a whole lot easier than "finishing in first place".  Therefore, anything less is not that noteworthy. 

Just coming back is not a memorable feat.  A lot of teams have come back only to fall short.  My own team once made up nine games in 4 weeks.  But still came up short so no one remembers.  Another time they went 45-26 after July 18th.  Making up 11 games and being in the race right down the final Saturday.  But no one would expect anyone to remember that.  Why?  Because they didn't win.
The Rox did indeed make a nice turnaround.  But no one other than Rox fans will ever remember.

Personally, I'd like to see the Rox in the post season just to see what they can do.  But so far, they have only been almost, but not quite good enough.

But, I see the Giants returning to the top of the division before the Rox ever see it.  Of course, I could be biased there.  But I think the Giants are closer to putting it together than the Rox are.
The Rockies had a better record than two of the division winners (who also happened to get destroyed in the first round).  Are you gonna punish the Rockies for winning 91 games, while the Twins needed an extra play-in game just to get to their 87th win and squeak out the division?  I'm not at all taking away from the Twins, because they earned their spot.  But the Rockies certainly earned their spot in the playoffs as well.  Yes, they didn't have anything to show for it in 2009, but they certainly did as a wildcard in 2007 as National League CHAMPIONS.
1. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  2. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  3. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  4. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  5. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  6. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  10. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  
#14 | 1678 days ago

qtowndogg wrote:
The Rockies had a better record than two of the division winners (who also happened to get destroyed in the first round).  Are you gonna punish the Rockies for winning 91 games, while the Twins needed an extra play-in game just to get to their 87th win and squeak out the division?  I'm not at all taking away from the Twins, because they earned their spot.  But the Rockies certainly earned their spot in the playoffs as well.  Yes, they didn't have anything to show for it in 2009, but they certainly did as a wildcard in 2007 as National League CHAMPIONS.
It is amazing to me how many people just don't know things about how MLB works.  You cannot compare teams from one division to another just by wins.  They play drastically different schedules.  Especially teams from one league to the next.  It means nothing that the Twins win 86 games while the Rox win 91.   Nothing
While the Twins may or may not be as good as the Rox, it all comes down to what division you are in.  The Twins won a weak division.  But the Twins are not responsible for divisional strength.  They still earned their playoff spot by being the best of their group.  The Rox didn't do that.  Sure, their competition was tougher, but that's too bad.  Divisional strength is fluid.  They did not win.  They finished 2nd.  They were losers.   They had nothing to show for it in 2009 and they had nothing to show for it in 2007 when they were 2nd place losers.  Everyone who fully appreciates and understands baseball would agree with me.
1. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  2. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  3. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  4. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  5. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  6. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  10. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  
#15 | 1678 days ago

ML31 wrote:
It is amazing to me how many people just don't know things about how MLB works.  You cannot compare teams from one division to another just by wins.  They play drastically different schedules.  Especially teams from one league to the next.  It means nothing that the Twins win 86 games while the Rox win 91.   Nothing
While the Twins may or may not be as good as the Rox, it all comes down to what division you are in.  The Twins won a weak division.  But the Twins are not responsible for divisional strength.  They still earned their playoff spot by being the best of their group.  The Rox didn't do that.  Sure, their competition was tougher, but that's too bad.  Divisional strength is fluid.  They did not win.  They finished 2nd.  They were losers.   They had nothing to show for it in 2009 and they had nothing to show for it in 2007 when they were 2nd place losers.  Everyone who fully appreciates and understands baseball would agree with me.
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! You are so frustrating. I'm not comparing divisions or leagues, I'm saying they earned a playoff spot through the wildcard! You're giving me a migraine with all this 2nd place crap.
1. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  2. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  3. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  4. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  5. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  6. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  10. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  
#16 | 1678 days ago

qtowndogg wrote:
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! You are so frustrating. I'm not comparing divisions or leagues, I'm saying they earned a playoff spot through the wildcard! You're giving me a migraine with all this 2nd place crap.
No, you are when you said the Rox won 91 games while the Twins won 87.   Nobody cares how many games they won.  We care if they finished first or not.

No, no team can "earn" a playoff spot through the wild card.  Earning means you actually achieved something notable.  2nd place is not something notable.  They were "given" a playoff spot.

There is something very very wrong when the prize for first place is the exact same prize 2nd place gets.

Speaking of migraines...  Since when is 2nd place the same thing as first place?  And what is wrong with asking that question?
1. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  2. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  3. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  4. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  5. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  6. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  10. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  
#17 | 1678 days ago

ML31 wrote:
No, you are when you said the Rox won 91 games while the Twins won 87.   Nobody cares how many games they won.  We care if they finished first or not.

No, no team can "earn" a playoff spot through the wild card.  Earning means you actually achieved something notable.  2nd place is not something notable.  They were "given" a playoff spot.

There is something very very wrong when the prize for first place is the exact same prize 2nd place gets.

Speaking of migraines...  Since when is 2nd place the same thing as first place?  And what is wrong with asking that question?
It's not the same as 1st place, but they still deserve to be in the playoffs. That's all.
1. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  2. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  3. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  4. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  5. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  6. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  10. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  
#18 | 1678 days ago

qtowndogg wrote:
It's not the same as 1st place, but they still deserve to be in the playoffs. That's all.
If it is not the same as first place (and in fact, is LESS valuable and LESS desirable than first place) then why do both teams get the exact same thing?

And why does not winning deserve a playoff spot?
1. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  2. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  3. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  4. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  5. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  6. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  10. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  
#19 | 1677 days ago
jasonwrites (+)

qtowndogg wrote:
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! You are so frustrating. I'm not comparing divisions or leagues, I'm saying they earned a playoff spot through the wildcard! You're giving me a migraine with all this 2nd place crap.
Thank you Kevin, and I appreciate you giving props to the Rockies... hate to say it but there is just no discussion with ML about the wild-card issue. Pat warned me about this when I first exchanged comments with him, but I went on and pushed the issue and we've just gone round and round in circles since.

Fact is, first place and second place do not get exactly the same anything. Yes, they both get a spot in the postseason bracket. But, the wild-card team can never have home-field advantage, even if they advance to the LCS and play a team that had a lesser record. So I would say the first-place team does get a reward that a second-place team never can have.
#20 | 1677 days ago

jasonwrites wrote:
Thank you Kevin, and I appreciate you giving props to the Rockies... hate to say it but there is just no discussion with ML about the wild-card issue. Pat warned me about this when I first exchanged comments with him, but I went on and pushed the issue and we've just gone round and round in circles since.

Fact is, first place and second place do not get exactly the same anything. Yes, they both get a spot in the postseason bracket. But, the wild-card team can never have home-field advantage, even if they advance to the LCS and play a team that had a lesser record. So I would say the first-place team does get a reward that a second-place team never can have.
You call it circles because no one has yet successfully countered my rock solid points on the issue.

Fact is, first place and second place do not get exactly the same anything.

Careful.  You are starting to sound like dragon.  Fact is, they DO get the exact same thing.  A playoff spot.  Home field means so very very little in MLB it is laughable.  Even MLB knows this since they don't even bother with the tie breaking game if both teams are in the post season to begin with.  That should tell you a great deal.  The wild card team can indeed have the home field in the World Series as well.  So it's not "never".
And given the past success of wild card teams in the post season, it shows how important home field is.  Which is...  Nada.
1. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  2. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  3. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  4. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  5. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  6. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  10. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  
#21 | 1677 days ago

jasonwrites wrote:
Thank you Kevin, and I appreciate you giving props to the Rockies... hate to say it but there is just no discussion with ML about the wild-card issue. Pat warned me about this when I first exchanged comments with him, but I went on and pushed the issue and we've just gone round and round in circles since.

Fact is, first place and second place do not get exactly the same anything. Yes, they both get a spot in the postseason bracket. But, the wild-card team can never have home-field advantage, even if they advance to the LCS and play a team that had a lesser record. So I would say the first-place team does get a reward that a second-place team never can have.
Yeah, I think I debate with him about once a year about this, and it goes around in circles too. I don't know why I get sucked in, lol.
1. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  2. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  3. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  4. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  5. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  6. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  10. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  
#22 | 1677 days ago

ML31 wrote:
You call it circles because no one has yet successfully countered my rock solid points on the issue.

Fact is, first place and second place do not get exactly the same anything.

Careful.  You are starting to sound like dragon.  Fact is, they DO get the exact same thing.  A playoff spot.  Home field means so very very little in MLB it is laughable.  Even MLB knows this since they don't even bother with the tie breaking game if both teams are in the post season to begin with.  That should tell you a great deal.  The wild card team can indeed have the home field in the World Series as well.  So it's not "never".
And given the past success of wild card teams in the post season, it shows how important home field is.  Which is...  Nada.
It's actually more like a half-circle, because you're not willing to accept anyone else's opinion but your own on this subject.
1. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  2. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  3. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  4. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  5. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  6. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  10. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  
#23 | 1677 days ago

qtowndogg wrote:
Yeah, I think I debate with him about once a year about this, and it goes around in circles too. I don't know why I get sucked in, lol.
It only goes in circles when the other person repeats the same thing and never addresses the points made.  If our discussions go in circles, it is because you cause it to.  You can do something about that.  Stop repeating the same tired old arguments and address what the other person says.
1. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  2. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  3. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  4. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  5. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  6. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  10. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  
#24 | 1677 days ago

(Edited by ML31)
qtowndogg wrote:
It's actually more like a half-circle, because you're not willing to accept anyone else's opinion but your own on this subject.
Not true.  I completely accept others opinions.  Of course people have the right to LIKE the wild card.  There aren't many of them but that is not the issue.  There are a few people who like the wild card because they like playoffs more than the regular season.  Or that they don't care or place any value on the other effects the wild card brings.  Which is fine.

What crosses the opinion line is when people argue in favor of the wild card using tired old BS arguments and reasons that make no sense whatsoever.  You are free to like the wild card but don't say MLB is better off because of it.  The facts don't back that up.

The issue is the facts, not opinions, of the effects of the wild card on MLB.
1. Jonathan Sanchez's No-Hitter vs Padres (7/10)  2. A's come back from 10 down to beat Twins, 14-13  3. Josh Willingham hits 2 Grand Slams at Brewers (7/2  4. Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game vs Rays (7/23)  5. A.L. Central Tiebreaker  6. Everth Cabrera's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  7. Justin Maxwell's Walk-Off Grand Slam off K-Rod  8. A-Rod's 2 HRs, 7 RBI in 1 inning at Rays (10/4)  9. Game 6 of the World Series, Yankees win their 27th  10. Game 4 of the World Series, Yanks score 3 in 9th  

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