The advantages of postseason expansion
Forces within the sport of baseball have been aligned against the idea of having a one-game playoff. There are owners who hate it because they feel that after a 162-game season, they'd like to be assured of at least one home playoff game. There are players of influence who don't like the one-game playoff because they believe that it's not worthy or reflective of what the sport is about through the long summer.
But even with critics lined up on both sides of the labor talks, the one-game playoff is expected to be part of the baseball structure in years ahead for a couple of practical reasons:
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