Expansion Provides An Opportunity To Deploy The Latest MLB Playoff Format Correctly

Major League Baseball needs to close up a tunnel to their Postseason — the very one I hope my Cleveland Guardians utilize this October. Over the past few years, the American League Central might as well be known as the "Loophole Division." Play your home games in this particular region of the country and you could conceivably be the AL’s tenth-best club (based on win percentage) and get included in the top six. Worse, the potential exists for a bottom-half team to masquerade as worthy of the playoff bracket's 3 seed — recognized with hosting a Wild Card Series. Undeserving Postseason insertion is bad enough; up to three home games (and a favorable match-up) are a bridge too far.  Remember, this is a diehard Cleveland baseball fan telling you this. One that witnessed his team regain the AL Central's top spot this week, for the first time since April 6. The Guardians were 5-2 way back then. Today, they only have 34 more wins that that. And yet, the playoffs will be a ve
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