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A Modest Proposal for the MLB

Major League Baseball got greedy and needs to reform.

The Major League Baseball (MLB) season is finally over. Whew! In the World Series, the Texas Rangers (which tied with Houston and Philadelphia for the 6th best regular-season record) defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks (which had the 13th best regular-season record). What exactly was the point? Many of the games were entertaining but no one would seriously argue that these were the two best MLB teams. There was a time when the World Series pitted the American League team with the best regular-season record against the National League team with the best regular-season record. Then, the MLB got greedy and crafted an elaborate playoff system designed to increase revenue. First came two rounds, then three rounds, now four rounds. Currently, 12 Read More ›