The Braves are remembered for one of baseball's epic collapses.
Too bad for Atlanta the playoffs weren't expanded a year earlier.
Negotiators for baseball players and owners are working toward an agreement to increase the postseason field to 10 teams this season. They had hoped to reach a deal by Thursday, but both sides said talks could continue if they needed additional time to deal with the details of adding a second wild-card team in each league.
The sides spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the talks have not been public.
If there had been additional wild-card teams last season, the Braves would have made the playoffs in the NL, while the Boston Red Sox would have qualified in the AL. Instead, each missed the postseason by a game, both going down with historic September swoons.
''I would've taken it last year,'' Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday.
The sides have said for weeks a deal is likely. When players and owners signed their agr...