There is one reason to root for a 3 way tie in the NL playoffs; there will be no off-days without baseball in the first week of October. October is the month of the baseball playoff showcase, so let's extend it as far as the limits can be taken.
Here what must occur for this scenario to happen.
1. Padres beat the Giants.
2. Braves beat the Phillies.
Yes, I do give permission to the Braves to win one game this year "in the best interests of baseball"....fans. It's a very simple culmination of events. This will lead to the following sequence of events.
Monday: NL West Playoff: Giants vs. Padres in San Diego. The winner takes the NL West and the #2 seed in the playoffs. The loser of this match-up then goes to play on
Tuesday: NL West loser vs. Braves in Atlanta. The winner enters the play-offs as the Wild Card winner. If it's a NL West representative, they face the Phillies in the first round. If it's the Braves, they face the NL West winner.
How often does such a complicated turn of events occur? There are rarely two sudden death playoff games in a season. As a baseball fan, it would be a riveting two days. TV networks, put these games on primetime in a national broadcast (if they happen). Anyone else with me?