Expanding the postseason

Two more wild-card teams would add drama, create incentive to finish in first place

Updated: September 10, 2010, 3:39 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Theoretically, Bud Selig couldn't ask for a better September plot line than this:

The two best teams in baseball, rampaging down the stretch, neck and neck, playing seven times in 10 days, with first place on the line.

If Bud were an architectural scheduling genius, drawing up his perfect September script, isn't this exactly how he'd do it?

Well, in theory, yes. In real life? Unfortunately … uhhh, not quite.

Why? Because there's a flaw in the wild-card ...

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