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FanPost Friday: Prog-rock Playoffs

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How is MLB’s postseason experiment going?

MLB: ALDS-Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
Including interpretive dance in the postseason was a bold, yet rewarding move
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Free-form jazz/Rush-inspired experimental playoffs should be right up the alley of every white male baseball writer alive, yet the response and the results has been a bit tepid and uneven through almost 2 rounds now. Maybe it’s just due to too many sweeps. Maybe adding more teams and more playoff games in a year where fans cannot attend and the media has to interview players via Zoom was a bad idea after all? Time will tell. Now that almost all the fun teams have been booted from the playoffs and the fucking Houston Astros are still around (seriously, why were they even allowed in the 2020 playoffs???), it’s up to the Tampa Bay Rays (okay, and the #BARVES because of all the batflips/selfie cellys) to save us from boring and/or hated rooting interests going forward.

Anyways, how do YOU, LL Community at large, feel like the playoffs are going?

Poll

Is 16 playoff teams too many?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Yes
    (50 votes)
  • 19%
    No
    (23 votes)
  • 34%
    I’m fine with it for this 2020 plague season
    (41 votes)
  • 3%
    Fuck it, let’s do 20!
    (4 votes)
118 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Best of 3 Wild Card series?

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    Yay
    (53 votes)
  • 15%
    Nay
    (17 votes)
  • 36%
    Better than a one-game playoff I guess?
    (41 votes)
111 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Is having zero playoff games on the weekends so far a good thing?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    Yes, can’t compete with football and the NBA finals anyways
    (12 votes)
  • 56%
    No, why would you literally hide some of your most premiere games?
    (61 votes)
  • 8%
    Yes, I love seeing my favorite team get eliminated at 11 AM on a Tuesday
    (9 votes)
  • 24%
    Manfred must be stopped
    (26 votes)
108 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Keep the expanded playoffs for a 162-game season?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Yes
    (24 votes)
  • 47%
    No
    (52 votes)
  • 13%
    Yes, but only if they add 4 more teams to the league
    (15 votes)
  • 17%
    Again, Manfred must be stopped
    (19 votes)
110 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Of the remaining teams, who do you want to win it all?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Yankees
    (1 vote)
  • 63%
    Rays
    (74 votes)
  • 17%
    Dodgers
    (21 votes)
  • 9%
    Braves
    (11 votes)
  • 8%
    The cheatin-ass Houston Astros
    (10 votes)
117 votes total Vote Now

Have a good weekend and embrace autumn, folks!