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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mess plus additional playoff team still equals MESS.

Word is that MLB will add a second wild card team.  That's good within the straight jacket thinking that restricts any creative improvement.  MLB has put no more thought into this than it has since the two leagues merged in 1994 into a single two conference entity and started the playoff tournament that makes the 162 game regular season increasingly meaningless.

Not resolved:
1. playing division rivals fewer than 50% of games
2. playing different teams in the other conference different numbers of games
3. different rule (DH) for each conference.

And even MLB network Clubhouse Confidential, the self described program for the "thinking fan", yesterday extolling the virtues of non-uniform playing areas as charming.  Oh, the humanity!

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