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Joe Girardi not a fan of sudden-death wild card game

Joe Girardi observes his team from the dugout

Joe Girardi observes his team from the dugout during a game against the Blue Jays. (Aug. 29, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)

Joe Girardi likes the extra wild card, but would prefer the wild card winners not have to face a sudden-death game to advance.

“I’ve said all along I think the first round between the wild card teams should be three games,” Girardi said. “I think you play too long for it to be a one-game playoff. But I understand why they’re doing it, there’s some time issues they have to deal with it. But I personally would like to see it as three games.”

Tags: Joe Girardi , Yankees , playoffs , wild card

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