How has Al Neuharth not won the “Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media” yet?!.....Throws clunky Della Street-style typewriter out window.
Baseball commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig scored big when he started the wild card system for Major League Playoffs in 1995.
He also gets a home run for adding two additional wild card teams this year, one in each league.
The 10-team format increases late season and playoff interest. That’s true not just in the 26 cities with Major League teams, but nearly everywhere coast to coast because baseball still is “America’s pastime.”
The only problem is that if there is a seven-game World Series this year, it won’t end until Nov. 1. That’s a little late weatherwise in most of our Major League cities and also presents conflicts with football.
The solution is to start the season earlier.
...If baseball is to continue as America’s pastime, a season running from April through October is its best bet. Fewer days off will make that possible.
Selig could make those changes on his own as baseball’s boss.
Posted: October 12, 2012 at 05:29 AM | 28 comment(s)
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