Paul at Power Lineargues wild card teams hurt baseball.
This is the great mischief of a system that allows “wild card” teams into the baseball playoffs. Imagine if this system had been in place in 1951 when the New York Giants overhauled the Brooklyn Dodgers. Instead of being the “shot heard round the world,” Bobby Thompson’s legendary playoff-winning home run would have been the “shot heard round the borough.” (Would they even have had a playoff just to determine which team is the division winner and which the wild card team, or would they have used a tie-breaker?)
I cannot disagree.