10-14 Sorry Commissioner, but it seems ever more apparent with the baseball playoffs, in our opinion - to be rather blunt - that certain 'cultures' are alive and strong among a number of major league baseball's teams. Playoffs are when teams are especially under pressure to win in short , season-ending series. We've seen signs of secondary evidence of PED (performance enhancing drug) use with unusually improved on field performance, especially in pitching this year and number of strikeouts and high velocity. How is it that these players, after long seasons can not only continue to throw baseball's in the mid to high 90's - but even ramp up their performances to the tune of three no-hitters through five innings for three games in a row! Unheard of!
The above is our opinion. We would love to be wrong as what we have seen - save the end of the second game with Boston and Detroit- is not good baseball or good FOR baseball, perhaps not even true baseball. At this rate, so much for the many prognosticators who expected the truly best teams, Boston and Los Angeles, to meet in the World Series. Let's see how the rest of the playoffs play out before we make any further judgement. So far NOT so good.