It's official: March Madness comes to October every year starting this year. A one-game wild-card round in each league is a done deal. Now baseball is guaranteed at least two win-or-go home playoff games every year, and we will know the date of those knockout games far in advance, allowing for the rare opportunity for baseball to do advance promotion for big-event viewing.
(Think about it: Nothing is better than a Game 7, but you never know it will be played until the night before.)
Some finer details still need to be worked out, but here are the important questions and answers about this huge change to the postseason format:
So are you fan of adding two playoff teams? Instead of 8 it will now be 10. The new system adds one more wild card to the mix in each league.
There are some that are against the new changes and some people that really love the new changes. Personally, I was against the changes at first, but I am warming up to the idea. It will certainly add a lot of excitement.
I don't think I mind the revised playoff picture so much as some of the team moves. For example ... who's bright idea was it to move the Houston Dis-Astros from the NL to the AL and into the same division as the Texas Rangers ? How ridiculous is that. Both Texas teams in the same league ... and the same division? At least move KC or MIN to the ALWest and put the 'stros in the ALC.