Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chipper Jones's Strangely Prophetic Words

Chipper Jones's Strangely Prophetic Words, The Braves star seems almost clairvoyant in comments about the playoffs two weeks ago. Clairvoyant Chipper: Jones envisioned Braves' demise in one-game wild card, Barely two weeks ago, Chipper Jones told reporters what he thought of Major League Baseball's new one-game wild card playoff. He said it was garbage. And, as CBS Eye on Baseball pointed out, what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted Jones as saying eerily matches what happened to the Braves on Friday evening in a 6-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals:

"You say to yourself, we could possibly have the second- or third-best record in the National League when the season's over and we have to play a one-game playoff just to get in," Jones said. "That doesn't seem fair because anything can happen [in one game]. Now if you were to say the two wild-card teams will play a best two-out-of-three [series], I'd be OK with that. We play three-game series all the time, and we concentrate on winning those series all the time. I think it's more fair from a standpoint that anything can happen in one game - a blown call by an umpire, a bad day at the office … at least in a two-of-three-game series you have some sort of leeway."

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