I've been thinking of whether or not the MLB should adopt a 16-team playoff, similar to those of the NBA and NHL. Of all four major sports, I think it'd actually be the most exciting and dramatic in basebal, the way basball is played, the way no baseball game is ever over until the final out is recorded. There would be numerous Cindirella stories, and legends of players that took those teams through the playoffs would be born. I think it would also increase the popularity of the sport. Rivalries generate interest in a sport, and rivalries are generated by meaningful games. Old rivalries would be fostered, and new rivalries would be made. But do these pluses overcome the obvious problems of somewhat making the regular season irrelevant, making the playoffs no longer an accomplishment, scheduling issues, etc.?