Originally written on The Recliner GM  |  Last updated 10/7/11
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Once again, the 162 game season in baseball looks completely pointless when a team that won 102 games is beaten by the hot wild-card team in a shortened 5-game series. Can’t wait for Bud Selig and co. to parade out 2 more playoffs teams and make it worse.

I think that this series showed all the reasons I hate the 5-game series (or more accurately, the 5-game series with 2 off-days) and wanted absolutely nothing to do with the Cardinals.

Frankly, I have little confidence we would have beaten the Brewers anyway the way the bats were going.

I’m not going to sit here and call a 102-win season a failure because the baseball playoffs almost never produce the best team, rather the hottest team. But it’s impossible to say I’m not hugely disappointed and irritated at this point.

It’s also impossible to say the Cardinals didn’t deserve to win that series. The Phillies won 102 of 160 games this year, but they got beat in this series. The Cardinals had better AB’s the entire series, they played better defense, they made fewer mistakes, pretty much everything. Over this 5-game sample, they were certainly the better team.

Usually what I do after the season is over is just completely cut myself off for a bit. Like immediately. I turned the TV off IMMEDIATELY after the last out (didn’t even realize Howard was hurt until people started talking about it here). I simply get too angry rehashing anything that went on, and I’m not ready to start talking about 2012. The only solace I have is that the Yankees are out as well, I guess.

Thanks for the Phillies for an exciting season. I will never forget the days from 1994-2006 when this was all a pipe dream, and I will not take it for granted. That being said, I’ll probably need to take a break from you to avoid slipping into a murderous rampage.

Feel free to discuss the series and any off-season stuff you might have here.

I’ll get working on cranking out the Philly Fifty next week.

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