Commissioner Bud Selig has expressed a desire for two more playoff teams.
Is eight out of 30 enough? Is that fair? And that's the basic question here, at least for me. Two more would give us 10, and 10 out of 30 I still think is a rational mix.Selig said that while he is a devotee of a shorter season, "you can be assured the clubs do not want a shorter season. No sense misleading each other about all that."
If I was the Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler of MLB, we would have:
a balanced schedule of 162 gamesOf course, I know that just about everything on the list has 0% chance of happening.
two divisions in each league
no interleague games
no wild cards
no division series
Also re Selig, Deadspin asks:
Is there a better summation of the Bud Selig Era than the fact that the man himself recently declared in a letter, "I really believe that Abner Doubleday is the 'Father of Baseball'"?