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Why Major League Baseball’s Playoff System Is Flawed, and How It Can Be Improved

all the major pro sports leagues, Major League Baseball's postseason is the least valid at crowning a champ.  This is for a number of reasons.  There is good news, however. Many positive tweaks to the playoff structure have already been discussed.  Time to shed light on just what is missing, and what actions should be taken.

Baseball season is by far the longest of any of the four major sports.  Most teams, barring rainouts, will slog through 162 contests.  Hockey and Basketball teams play 82 games in contrast.  (In fact, even with half the number of games, NBA commissioner David Stern is considering a shortened schedule for his league.)  It's a pretty large sample survey from which to judge the quality of a team.  It's ...

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