1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

East is east, West is west - Central may be gone. MLB ponders changes.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    I agree.

    And you couldn't have a six-team playoff system. At some point a team has a bye and that doesn't work for baseball...it's a penalty to a team being off. It would have to be an eight-team playoff OR a five-team with a one-playoff...or no more than a three day period if you have a bye, similar to an all-star break...which would make it a best-of-three wildcard round.

    And if you do that you would have to do away with tiebreaker games and have a system in place should head to head be even.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Because Bud says that Milwaukee is a National League town...
  3. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Couldn't you have a six teamer where the top two teams get byes, 3 plays 6 and 4 plays 5 in a best of three (game 1 at lower seed, last two at higher seed) off day in between the first two and have only a maximum of say, six days in between the end of the regular season and the Game 1 of the next round?
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    They're not doin' anything because "the union wants it."

    They couldn't give a jack-shit less what the union wants.

    They're doing this so the Yankees and Red Sox can both make the playoffs about 70% of the time.
  5. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Time to "help" the Royals by having them play the Yankees and Red Sox more often.
  6. printdust

    printdust New Member

    You could but at what point in a 162-game season do you take SEVEN days off? You don't. Baseball is so much a rhythm sport.
  7. printdust

    printdust New Member

    I haven't been to San Antone in a while but they had a sucky AA park and terrible attendance. They've got to be the biggest AA city in America and have been for years. That's got to say something about a pathetic possibility for expansion.

    And after a few clicks, they still suck in attendance.

  8. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    The only way ESPN would be happy is if they go to a 28 team National League and the Yankees and Red Sox playing each other 162 times.
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    No more calls please ... WE HAVE A WINNER!

    Baseball has let itself become joined at the hip to the Yankees and Red Sox and, a certain degree, the Mets, Dodgers and Cubs, to the point that a World Series without one of these teams is considered a waste out of the gate. Even last season, you had two top-10 markets in San Francisco and DFW, but that neither team was in the Northeast corridor, they got blamed for low ratings. You didn't see such bitching about a Miami-Boston NBA final, or even a Green Bay-Pittsburgh Super Bowl. This is what baseball needs to do, make the game so attractive that markets shouldn't matter, because one day the Yankee-Red Sox gravy train is gonna end, and at that point, baseball may as well be indoor lacrosse!
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Actually, Milwaukee is an American Association town, but don't try to run that by the disingenuous car dealer . . .
  11. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Active Member

    Where's the like button? That's hilarious, and absolutely true.
  12. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    People complain about the weather in Dallas, which used to play Sunday night games because of the heat. Can you imagine trying to play ball in an outdoor stadium in San Antone in July?

    I don't think you could retrofit the Alamodome for baseball. Heck, the Alamo is probably better suited for baseball than the dome.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page