Baseball strikes out on playoffs
Here’s an important change Major League Baseball (MLB) should immediately make to avoid a colossal postseason embarrassment: Increase the number of playoff games between the wild-card teams. As things stand, the top teams in each of the leagues’ three divisions automatically qualify for the postseason play that leads to the World Series. The two wildcard slots go to the nondivision-winning clubs that have the best win/loss records in their respective leagues.
The problem: The wild-card playoff involves only one game. The winner then goes on to play one of the three divi-