Steve Davis: Playoff Format Stinks
I have to say, MLB screwed up the playoffs.
It’s great that they expanded. I’m all for it. But, to think that the Orioles (and Rangers, Cards and Braves), came this far, and might be done in one game is ridiculous.
Baseball is a game of series, not individual games. So what does MLB do when the season is at its most critical point? Change things around. I am in favor of expanding the playoffs, but you can’t threaten their legitimacy because of the fear of bad weather in November. The only “right” way to do this is to shorten the regular season and have a more legit playoffs.
I know the owners won’t do it because it will affect their bottom line cutting the number of games, but this way is unsatisfying too.