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Does Baseball Need Two More Wild Card Teams?

End of the Regular Season 2011

The baseball world was on its head as the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals played a one game playoff as did the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bat Rays. It was an amazing two games that those teams played, it was also an epic collapse for the Red Sox and the Braves. I love that there is a play in game if there are two teams tied at the end of the regular season.

2011 World Series

The Cardinals went on to win the world series that year, the reason they had that chance is because of the play in game. Win and your in, that's what they did and it propelled them to a World Series.

Baseball Off Season

If follow baseball very closely and in my opinion baseball needs to make some changes that will draw more of a crowd. Major League Baseball decided to look into adding two wild card teams into the playoffs.

Wild Card Playoff

The breakdown in this wild card playoff game would be that the two teams with the best record that did not with their respective divisions. This will hopefully bring more attention to the end of the regular season and and keep two additional teams playoff hopes alive, along with the the rewards of winning your division are greater now as well.

Is this needed in Major League Baseball

I believe that this will increase the popularity of baseball, it seems that baseball is the less popular then football and basketball. I hope that this will generate more of a buzz and help keep baseball alive.

Bonuses for Fans

I think the fans will benefit from this great change. Can you imagine every year you have a one game playoff like we had in the 2011 season? Every year we get to watch four teams battle it out just to go to the playoffs. Right after that we jump into playoff series and then a world series. I hope that baseball will soon make the one game playoff a best two out of three series. If they don't I will still be happy.

More Changes on the Horizon

Everyone knows that there are more changes on the horizon for baseball and that change is going to be a realignment, with the realignment this would give more teams a shot at the playoffs and make baseball more prominent in the smaller markets. However, that is something for a different time and you can bet you will see something from me on that before it happens. Soon we will be hearing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and I'm ready!


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