Spread the fun of a playoff run

Updated: September 12, 2002, 1:11 AM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

We've settled on Part A of the equation, which is that the wild-card system in baseball has proved to be not only a successful venture, but a consistently engaging one. So let's roll ahead to Part B:

How long before the beast sprouts another head?

What baseball has right now is a functional little wild-card system that results in eight of Major League Baseball's 30 teams (three division-winners and two add-ons per league) move on to the post-season. That is roughly six more teams that ...

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