This started as a post on the importance of winning today- saving CC from a start tomorrow to allow him to start Game 1 of the ALCS fully rested.
Then I looked at the schedule, and this became a post on the idiocy of MLB.
The ALCS doesn't start until October 15th. The AL teams can pitch their aces DS Game 1 (6th), on short rest Game 4 (10th) and on regular rest CS Game 1 (15th). At least neither Championship Series has a day off in the middle of the 3 game set this year.
But again, the World Series is likely to stretch into November.
I love baseball- I hate to see the season end. But I also hate to see the season prolonged like the NBA.
There's got to be a better way than this.