What are some ideas that could shake up the MLB postseason? Let’s look back in time, as well as to other sports for some inspiration.
I felt like writing kind of a ridiculous article because I think it is fun to experiment with more out-there ideas for baseball to spike more interest in the sport. Now, let’s be clear, I am not delusional. I don’t think either of these MLB postseason ideas would ever really come to fruition, but I think they are interesting to look into to see how they could affect the sport from a game-to-game perspective, from the fan’s side of things, the league, and its marketing.
The playoffs for baseball have changed pretty drastically since the league’s inception. On some occasions, the World Series had up to nine games, with the National League and American League winners moving straight into the Fall Classic.
They have added more rounds, where we will see a 12-team format with six teams on each side.
The two propositions I have are drastic changes in opposite directions.