Oct 17, 2009

You Don't Know What You're Talking About

I'm taking a step away from my usual content to offer insight on the MLB Postseason to all those who hate it...

For all you Yankee haters out there. And all those who say MLB needs a salary cap so the same teams don't keep winning the championship, here's a lesson for you. Learn it before you utter another false claim.

Since 2000 no team has defended a championship in MLB. The only other major sport that can say that is hockey...and that only dates back to 1998. However, since 1995 the Red Wings have been in and won as many championship series as the Yankees. In fact, there's only one MLB team that has won more than one championship since 2000…the Red Sox (not the Yankees).

NBA—every season from 1987 to 2002 featured a 2 or 3 repeat winner, except for the 1999 Spurs, but even the Spurs have won 4 since then, and 3 out of the last 6. In fact, since 1980 only 9 different teams have won the NBA championship (MLB-18, only 2 repeats). Only the Heat and 76ers have just one championship in that time (Rockets-2, Pistons-3). 5 out of 30 teams dominate the NBA.

NFL—Patriots repeated in 2004 and 2005, and won 3 out of 4. Steelers have won 2 out of the last 4. 5 of the last 8 Super Bowls have been won by 2 teams. There have also been 4 repeat champs since 1989 (5 since 1979). Only 15 different teams have won the Super Bowl since 1979. And there are more teams in the NFL.

So don't say MLB needs to change. They, and the NHL, have it under better control than any other sport.

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