The more I think about this, the more it just bugs me.
Hey, you want to make the playoffs more exciting, have at it.
But this doesn't feel like the right way, these expanded playoffs.
It's another little chip in a game that's held up pretty well since even before the Cubs last won a World Series.
You and I are Cub Fans, and we should be elated by this, right?
Hey, the Cubs might actually have some kind of chance now!
But I'm not.
This has all the integrity of a mulligan.
And worse (and you'll have to stretch with me here), just imagine it's 3 years from now and the Cubs just won the Central, and the Astros are 7 games behind them in third place.
But the "Stos get in the one game playoff and beat San Diego, move on and end up beating the Cubs.
How you gonna feel about that?
Or, hell, you know what else Bud Selig can propose to make the playoffs more exciting?
Once your team makes it to the playoffs, each batter gets four strikes.
Think of all the hits, wouldn't that spike the ratings like CRAZY!
With playoff scores like Boston 24, Phillies 37!
Guys, I think I'm on to something here.
Feel free to pass this on to Mr. Selig, because I want to hear him say, "The players LOVE strike four because I told them to!"
Ahhh, in reality this expanded playoffs is... whatever.
Maybe it WILL be better than the old way.
I just wanted to do a drawing of a compromised Bud.
In a couple years we'll all be used to it, baseball owners and networks will get richer and the next Pujols can get a 12 year $520 million dollar contract.
Next, the video of AJ Burnett and the bunt into the eye socket.
I'm not a big AJ fan and certainly not a Pirate fan, but that just isn't fair.
Next next, Soriano leading off.