Sep 10, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT
Jayson Stark spends an awful lot of time in his latest column explaining how adding a second wild card team in each league would fix the problem of division races like that in the AL East being basically meaningless. He goes so far as to sketch out how it would work mechanically, how the schedule would break down and everything.
Here’s a concept: the Yankees-Rays race would be totally awesome and meaningful if there was no wild card to begin with.
But hey, if you want to further dilute the only major sport playoff that actually keeps bad teams out the vast majority of the time, by all means, go for it.
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