Nick Wright explains how the Yankees took advantage of the flawed MLB Playoff structure – FOXSports.com

– Sports are the best. I mean, the Yankees are up 1-0 in game three, down 2-0 in the series. There’s a home run stolen in right field, and that great play and that– that ball not being hit an extra 6 inches is likely the difference between Joe Girardi being fired already and Joe Girardi now priming for a contract extension.

– It’s crazy.

– This speaks to the overall kind of unfairness of the length of baseball postseason series. You already have in baseball the most exclusive postseason. In basketball, over half the teams make the playoffs. In the NFL, 40% of the teams make the playoffs. In baseball, 33% make the playoffs, but really less than that, because two of those teams only get to play one playoff game. And then three games in, three losses in your season can be over.

The Indians were the best team in baseball for the final third of the season. Their postseason lasts less than a week and it’s over. And while it stinks for them, and it’s a bummer for them and the city of Cleveland– aside from LeBron James– had nothing but sports heartbreak seemingly since Jim Brown was there.

PANELIST: It’s also coming off being up in the World Series.

– Yeah.

PANELIST: And losing the World Series, so you can’t really tell the whole story about Cleveland and the Indians unless you go back to last year’s World Series where they had full command of the series, ended up losing that series in seven games. It leads into this series where they have a 2-0 lead. Now, imagine if this had been the Yankees and they had collapsed last year and then they collapsed in the divisional round.

– That’s a great point.

– What would

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