Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver
Good point. And exactly the way NCAA hoops slutted out March Madness this year by adding a 65th team that plays #64 in "round 1."
My feeling is that the goal of any playoff system should be A) to try to get the best teams into the playoffs while, B) in-season maintaining the rivalries that keep the games interesting. Right now with this year's system I don't think MLB is there.
I don't mind the 2nd wild card team and making the wild cards play an extra round. I just hate the idea of a 1 game playoff. Does not really feel like a playoff to me -- I like your analogy to the NCAA play-in game. This feels more like one game to make the playoffs.