Potential impact of expanding playoffs

Adding two teams to the postseason mix would cause a ripple effect within the game

Originally Published: April 26, 2011
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

In sports, as in life, more is not always better.

There's probably a Charlie Sheen joke in there someplace. But this is a column about 3½ playoff rounds, not 2½ men. So enough about him.

Bud Selig said last week that baseball is moving "inexorably" toward adding two playoff teams next year. After hearing the thoughts of union chief Michael Weiner, we're not so sure about that, much as we love any excuse to type "inexorably."

Nevertheless, the debate has been ...

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