Posted March 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Baseball has decided that expanding the postseason is such a good idea it's going to happen a year ahead of schedule. Why the rush? ''Clubs really want it,'' commissioner Bud Selig said several weeks ago. ''I don't think I've ever seen an issue that the clubs want more than to have the extra wild card this year. ... We're working on dates right now.'' Substitute the word ''accountants'' for ''clubs'' in the quote above and you're much closer to the truth. But let's take Selig at his word about working out dates to shoe-horn the extra games into the calendar and fast-forward to Oct. 3, the final day of the 2012 season. In the American League, Boston is at New York and the Los Angeles Angels are at Seattle, and at least three of the four - Mariners excepted - are almost locks to be in the playoff mix. Under the new scheme, it's possible that the winner or loser of the Red Sox-Yankees game Wednesday night would have to travel ...
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