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Major League Baseball Playoff Scheduling Makes No Sense

to the New York Yankees for sweeping the Minnesota Twins and moving on to the American League Championship series.

What do the Yankees get for their efforts? How about six days off. That's right, Major League Baseball, along with their postseason partners TBS and FOX, have decided to start the ALCS when they think that the most fans will be sitting in front of their TVs. Hitters lose their timing and pitchers lose their sharpness. It is as simple as that. Even if both AL series went all five games, even with days off for travel, the ALCS match up would be set by Tuesday at the latest. So why start the series on Friday? One day off is obvious, but why does a team that won in five games need to be rewarded with two days off?

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