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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

.....AJC post-mortem on the Braves. Mark Bradley's column takes on the form of a blog, and 69 readers weigh in on what needs to go down in Atlanta.

So now Houston meets St. Louis in the NLCS for the second year in a row. I'm ambivalent about this matchup. I realize the wild card provides quite a bit of excitement to the pennant races as the regular season winds down. Then there's the case of the Red Sox and the Yankees, where teams finish even in the final standings, making an inter-divisional league championship series a fair matchup. (Moot point, I realize.)

But the Cardinals finished with an 11-game lead over the Astros in the NL Central. If the Astros truly are a better team, would they have not played better against other opponents and caught the Cards? Is it fair that the Cardinals' championship hopes come down to a winner-take-all, seven-game series against a team it bested in its own division?


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