Thursday, November 18, 2010

A suggestion for Bud Selig, Major League Baseball, and the proposed two wild card team system for 2011, 2012.

Bud Selig claims to have thought of every wild card scenario for adding an extra wild card team.

In my opinion, a one game playoff would be a complete disrespect to the wild card team with the better record. There could be a situation where the team with the best wild card record is miles ahead of the other wild card team in wons and losses, and to have a one game playoff is not enough of a return for a wild card team having anywhere from the second to fourth best record in the league.

But having a three game playoff is asking too much, and still would be unfair to the team with the better record as now they would have to win two games just to advance into the first round of the playoffs. Remember, it is possible for a wild card team to have the second best record in the entire league, so to force them to win two more games against a team with a possibly inferior record would create a backlash.
Here's a concept that has never been done before. Make the wild card playoffs a two game playoff, and the wild card team with the better record gets both home games and only has to win once, and they get two chances for that one win.
On top of that, make the playoffs be the final two games of the season assuming the two wild card positions are settled by then. If a situation arises where a wild card team with a terrific won loss record loses two games in a row to the other wild card team, the chance for outrage over the double wild card system would be greatly reduced since the better team had two home games to get just one win.

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