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Selig Serious About Expanding Playoffs

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Ilmago, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    They're very much in danger of killing the golden goose if they keep pushing for more revenue-making opportunities.


    What's your take on this?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's too long as is.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    They need to cut about a month off the season and about 10 days off of spring training. If they add teams to the playoffs they should cut more time. Of course, teams can't afford to pay their players this way, but most of us would rather watch football in September, October and November.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Baseball is the one sport where you could argue that more teams should make the postseason.

    But if they're going to go down this road they have to shorten the regular season. It would be foolhardy at best to add another week of playoffs and push the end of the World Series to mid-November.

    And, no, playing the Series at a neutral site should not be an option.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If they want to start the season earlier and go back to having the championship series at five games, I might be able to deal with that. Spring Training is way too long.

    I just don't like baseball being played in November and I don't like the Super Bowl being played into February. I'm guessing I'll have to get used to both.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Just because one sport hasn't completely sold out its postseason doesn't mean there's an argument that they should.

    All playoff series should be 3 rounds.

    If you are not at least the 8th best team in the regular season, you really don't deserve to be playing for a championship.
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Bad idea. There are certain parts of this country where baseball was not meant to be played in mid to late November (or even early November for that matter, but that ship has sailed), especially at night.
    Baseball was never meant to be a man-against-the-elements kind of thing. The cold weather, and in some cases snow, that adds to football does not add anything to baseball.
  8. Crash

    Crash Active Member

    If it ain't broke...
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's always bugged me that baseball can't be played in the rain.

    A torrential downpour? Fine. Lightning, fine. But I've covered so many games where there's a light sprinkle or a slow and steady rain and they won't go out there.

    It annoys me. I'm probably the only one. :D
  10. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    It doesn't add to football, either.

    It's just cool to look at on TV while sitting in a warm living room.

    Football is an autumn game. Or it was before 17-week regular seasons and 12-team playoffs fucked it up.
  11. Ilmago

    Ilmago Guest

    Your definitely not the only one, it bugs the crap out of me when they postpone the game if it rains a bit.

    I don't about you guys, but when I was younger I used to play Baseball in the rain all the time, and it was a blast. Grant it, I wasn't making millions of dollars, and if I got injured it wasn't a big concern :)
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Their contracts are guaranteed. :D
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