MLB looking at expanding playoffs for 2012

Yesterday Bud Selig indicated that the madmen who run our great game are looking at expanding the postseason.

“I would say we’re moving to expanding the playoffs, but there’s a myriad of details to work out,” Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday at his annual meeting with the Associated Press Sports Editors. “Ten is a fair number.

What does this mean to you and I and the great game that we love so much? It’s likely that the addition of a Wild Card team in each league be a greater opportunity for big-market teams to reach the playoffs. Thus, ratings will see a boost; and there will be less and less moments like the one pictured above that your kids will tell their grand-kids about.

Most people probably think that with more teams in the playoffs, there will be more big time moments and maybe it will even be their team! The fact is, it dilutes the quality of postseason baseball, making new era postseason statistics a watered down misnomer of their former self.