MLB Officially Expands the Playoffs

This post refers to espn.go.com

It’s official

The decision establishes a new one-game, wild-card round in each league between the teams with the best records who are not division winners, meaning a third-place team could win the World Series.

Planning to talk about this on a future episode of the Hippo Podamus, but I really don’t like it. I already think too much flukiness can happen in 5-game series. My guess is that a majority of the time the winner of this one game playoff will be the team that lucks into having a better starter’s turn in the rotation coming up.