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One-and-done playoff format wrong

Originally Published: September 30, 2013
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

We always hear a baseball season described as a "marathon." The long run from an often cold spring to the chill of Halloween. I would add that it is uphill, the climb of a mountain with your team on your back.

As all the teams scrape and scrap their way to the top of the mountain to make the postseason, only the best make it and the sudden-death wild-card playoff format is the high-altitude gatekeeper near the peak of Mt. Baseball.

One and done.

Yet after 162 games ...

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