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Old 07-28-2018, 08:51 AM
A. Cavatica A. Cavatica is offline
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Originally Posted by cub killer View Post
Anyway, this minor league rule is dumb. I'm ready for ties in baseball, it's not a big deal. 3 points for a win, 1 for a tie. Enough of the hand wringing already. It'll make extra innings more special when they come back in the postseason only. No extras in regular season, back to normal in postseason. I can live with that, and so would everybody else. The purist complaints would be faint, everyone will see that it's better to call it a night after 9 innings, just split the points.

In a 162 game season, not every game needs to have a winner. It's not unsatisfying to have a tie, it's just 1 part of a 162 piece puzzle. Hockey's golden age was when teams would each get 1 point for a tie. Again, it isn't a big deal at all. Extras can come back in October.
See, that's a rule change I would hate. It changes the tenor of the game.
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