Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Wild Card Playoffs: Why Not Best of Three?
The Atlanta Braves will host The St. Louis Cardinals in the new Wild Card "play in " game Friday. I think it's a good idea to expand the playoffs. It increases fan interest deeper into a season that already drags on too long. Just this year, the National League's second Wild Card team was determined last night, while the American League's won't be decided until tonight's last games are played. Now, if MLB were to make the Wild Card a best of three series that would be even better. For 2012 the agreement between Major League Baseball and the Player's Association was not reached soon enough to work the Wild Card game into the season better. Maybe down the road, the WC format can be adjusted so it's more than just a 'sudden death' playoff.(Just for the record, if the Braves win Friday I'll be gald it's a one game deal!).