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Written by The Staff   
Friday, 13 October 2006 10:45

SeligCommissioner Selig said today that in the off-season he would consider changes to the postseason format next year. One facet of the postseason that will most likely not be changing will be the 5 game format for the Division Series.

Matters that Selig said he would consider:

  • He would like to see at least one World Series game played during the day.
  • To place some advantages back into winning a respective Division, give Wild Card teams less home games in the postseason.
  • On cutting the season down to 154 games: "I'm a devotee of the 154-game season, but nobody wants to cut the regular season," he said. "I don't see it."

As reported:

Major League Baseball has the chance to re-examine the postseason schedule next year because the new television contract mandates that the World Series start on Tuesday, rather than a weekend.

As a result, three additional off-days probably will be inserted into either the playoffs or regular season. That would give baseball a chance to expand the first round -- as it stands, however, officials seem to be leaning toward adding a travel day between Games 4 and 5.

Selig touted the Wild Card as a great addition to the game, however, he added that going to 8 playoff teams was out of the question, at this time.

"I can't imagine, given the abuse I took, that anybody can imagine this sport without wild cards," he said. "The only question I get now is, 'Why aren't there more?"'

(The AP

 
 
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