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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

So Everyones Got A New Idea......


 ....so here is mine:

Duque correctly surmises that the new baseball contract will, somehow, find a way to allow more teams into the playoffs ($$$$).

Here is my idea;  

One notch below the one game play-in ( the game the yankees strive for and lose ), there will be a seven  game series to determine who gets a shot at the eventual one-game, play-in winner (e.g. Boston this year ). 

This seven game "marathon" is designed to give the winner of the one game play-in game an "edge".....e.g. being more well-rested.....because they had a better season to begin with. 

 Otherwise it is simply an unbalanced and capricious undertaking by MLB.  And there is the tv money, of course. 

The really fun thing is this;  the two contestants for the seven game, pre-play-in game series....will be drawn at random.  This will occur on a fully televised " draft night" held in Cleveland, Ohio. 

And get this...the teams can be National league, American League, or any team from the top Japanese baseball empire. 

 Every second year, the triple AAA team with the best "numerics" will also be in the " selection hat."

The drawing will be done by a prominent American...perhaps a Kardashian or an Olsen twin. 

Thoughts?



5 comments:

Doug K. said...

"The really fun thing is this; the two contestants for the seven game, pre-play-in game series....will be drawn at random. This will occur on a fully televised " draft night" held in Cleveland, Ohio."

I like that idea. Nothing like a made for TV event.

If I may... the losing team's players are forced into a dispersal draft raising the stakes considerably. And, most importantly, creating another night of riveting TV as the handful of teams that didn't make the expanded playoffs pick over the rotting corpse of the losing franchise. Call it a competitive balance draft.

JimmyEatsHotDogs said...

A seven game pre-play series.... what is the point? Sorry don't like this idea! I think I'd like to see a 3game series mid year with winners playing again in some format at end of season. Baseball needs to get creative something fans should be able to agree needs to happen.

el duque said...

One other tweak:

As for the losing teams, have any of you seen "Squid Game?"

DickAllen said...


We have sunk to an all-time low.

HoraceClarke66 said...

I'll say. Atlanta and Houston are both pretty fair ballteams. They don't often beat themselves, and do a lot of things well.

But I can't picture anyone who is not a Braves or Astros fan—and isn't "Astros" a truly stupid name? Shouldn't it be "Astronauts"?—not being bored out of their minds with these games so far.

Despite the announcing being pitched at the edge of Armageddon, this World Series is just phenomenally dull.