MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, in his annual meeting with the Associated Press Sports Editors yesterday, all but committed to expanding the post-season by at least two teams as early as next year.
We are a people with short memories, or at the very least selective memories. Seems like every other season fans – baseball fans – are complaining about a division winner who doesn’t belong with the other playoff qualifiers.
The “punch line” part of this revenue-generated thinking is while letting more teams have access to a potential World Champion title, talk is teams at the “back-end” of the qualifying field will play a best of…one.
That’s right, let’s play 162 games…adorn two more teams playoff worthy…and then eliminate a couple right off the ‘ol baseball bat and be back where we were to begin with. Even a best of three…not solving the potential of having a division champion from a dismal division…last season’s NFL NFC West – Exhibit A.
It’s all about money so it will happen. Baseball will have more teams competing for its title. Again, is more better?