October 10, 2006
After a really long weekend where there was limited baseball due to the fact that everyone clinched their series early, it’s finally time to start the League Championship Series. This is of course what traditionalists and baseball purists call the “real play-offs”. They don’t believe in the wild card and there should only really be 2 teams per league in the play-offs. That’s the way it was in the times of Babe Ruth and what is good for the Great Bambino is good enough for us. So their thinking is that the east champion meets the west champion and the winners of these contests would face off in the World Series. That theory is flawed by the fact that until 1969 there were no east and west divisions, each league had a single champion so you went from the end of the regular season immediately to the World Series.