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Japanese Playoffs
The NPB playoff system is brutal. Since BayStars are finally in the Climax Series, I'm learning that "homefield advantage" is for an entire series! Wow. If the BayStars take 3rd place they won't see a home playoff game until the Japan Series. Crazy.

We should play 1-1-1 format in first stage so the fans in Yokohama are assured of at least one playoff game at home. This really isn't a question, but an observation.

Any chance they would change in future?
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Re: Japanese Playoffs
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Oct 22, 2016 5:16 PM | YBS Fan ]

Yikes. It's been a while since I'd checked the queue. Sorry about the long delay getting back to you.

Yes, the advantage is overwhelmingly in favor of the teams that finish the league higher. The thought is that it adds incentive to finish as well as you can rather than just settling with finishing in the top three.

And you didn't touch on the one win advantage that the team that wins the league gets on top of all potentially six games at home.

Yes, everything is stacked very much in favor of the teams that finish higher up. And that's the way the powers-that-be want it. I don't see that changing any time in the near future.
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