Found February 28, 2012 on The Biz of Baseball:
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While it is not a given by any stretch, the chances of expanded playoffs in Major League Baseball for 2012 are improving, according to sources. As part of the new collective bargaining agreement, a decision, done in concert with the MLBPA, has to occur by March 1, or just two days from now. Bud Selig has been pushing for the added playoff teams in 2012, as opposed to waiting till next season, for some time. The difficulty is squeezing them in after the 2012 schedule has already been set. The format would see two teams in each league play a one game sudden death play-in that day after the regular season ended. The winners of those games would then advance to the Division Series in their respective leagues. While adding one extra night of games this year may not sound like much, it’s creating major headaches for the league’s schedulers. As Jayson Stark of ESPN.com notes, the issue is trying to cram the new games, the Division Series, the League Championship, potential regula...
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