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Nov 20 – Sanity Checks In: Less Off Days Coming in Playoffs

Courtesy of Lohud.Com Yankee Blog

(New York, NY) – Finally baseball management is listening!  See this story from Lohud.Com

Interesting story here about Bud Selig saying he will attempt to reduce the number of off-days during next year’s postseason – an issue that players, coaches, managers (particularly Mike Scioscia) and fans all seemed to agree got a little out of control during this past month.

“We’re going to change it,” Selig said. “I don’t disagree with Mike Scioscia. I think he was right, so we’re going to try and tighten that up.”

By my count, the Yankees played 15 games in 36 days during the postseason. I understand that TV is a factor in anything, but that’s just ridiculous. The postseason in any sport should at least somewhat resemble the regular season that precedes it, and playing baseball every other day for a month just doesn’t do that.

“When you plan the playoff schedule, you don’t know how many games the first round would go. So it’s difficult,” Selig said. “There were clubs that sat around. Some were necessary, but some were not.”


2 Responses

  1. all the off days actually had alot to do with the yanks winning it all in ’09…they were able to go with a 3 man rotation…do we really want this changed, or do we want to ride cc to a repeat in ’10???

  2. This is a great sports blog you have here. I have two sports blogs myself. I’d like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around. We sports bloggers have to stick together.

    Let me know if this is possible.


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