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R to the G
12-03-2009, 12:47 AM
Players would like to see the first round of playoffs expand to best-of-seven when their next labor contract starts in 2012, Michael Weiner said Wednesday in his first news conference since replacing Donald Fehr as the union head.

"There is a lot of sentiment for a seven-game division series," Weiner said. "I think a properly constructed postseason schedule could accommodate three seven-game series but still have it extend over a shorter period of time than what happened this year."

AP (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iEEaHcCwaBXnNCWx-OwwiGdY9GCAD9CBG36G0)

Best-of-seven division series? I love the idea. I'd love for MLB to explore this idea more.

MooseWithFleas
12-03-2009, 12:48 AM
I would fully support this. The decrease in days off would help offset the 2 extra games.

Havoc Wreaker
12-03-2009, 12:51 AM
They would definitely have to sacrifice the days off, no way they can keep carrying the post-season deeper and deeper into the winter.

Tkais9009
12-03-2009, 12:55 AM
i'd be happy if they extended that to 7 games

VRP723
12-03-2009, 12:59 AM
So do the fans and the owners.......

Brew Crew
12-03-2009, 01:23 AM
Why not just add a whole different 162 game post season

Station 13
12-03-2009, 01:24 AM
The division series is like sudden death. too quick.

misterd
12-03-2009, 01:39 AM
Most would agree.

The extra two days of revenue I'm sure wouldn't hurt.

MelanconMadness
12-03-2009, 01:44 AM
Goodbye upsets. It may seem like only 2 more games, but put the Rockies in a 7 game series in 2007, do they win that series? Do they then have enough energy to win another 4 games in a week. Look at basketball, only 1 #8 seed has ever been in the NBA finals

misterd
12-03-2009, 01:47 AM
Goodbye upsets. It may seem like only 2 more games, but put the Rockies in a 7 game series in 2007, do they win that series? Do they then have enough energy to win another 4 games in a week. Look at basketball, only 1 #8 seed has ever been in the NBA finals

If the Rockies don't win, maybe the Sox don't win the series.

theproof
12-03-2009, 01:58 AM
I'm torn on this situation

VRP723
12-03-2009, 02:11 AM
Goodbye upsets. It may seem like only 2 more games, but put the Rockies in a 7 game series in 2007, do they win that series? Do they then have enough energy to win another 4 games in a week. Look at basketball, only 1 #8 seed has ever been in the NBA finals

So you're mad that maybe now the best teams will win?

Imperial
12-03-2009, 02:24 AM
If the Rockies don't win, maybe the Sox don't win the series.

And if the Yankees didn't commit half a billion dollars to free agents last offseason maybe they don't win the series. The world will never know...

VRP723
12-03-2009, 02:37 AM
And if the Yankees didn't commit half a billion dollars to free agents last offseason maybe they don't win the series. The world will never know...

BOOM, roasted

infernoscurse
12-03-2009, 02:38 AM
there should be baseball all year round

ciaban
12-03-2009, 05:56 AM
Goodbye upsets. It may seem like only 2 more games, but put the Rockies in a 7 game series in 2007, do they win that series? Do they then have enough energy to win another 4 games in a week. Look at basketball, only 1 #8 seed has ever been in the NBA finals

considering they swept the cubs in the 5 games series that means they would have to lose 4 in a row, game 4&5 being in Colorado, considering that only 1 team has ever come back from down 0-3 in the series, and then when you consider the Cubs are Fn)king cursed i would say no, they would have made it to the NLCS wear they sweapt the best nl record d-backs in 4.

Also, part of the reason you almost never see 8 seeds in the finals is because they have 1 more round of playoffs, and often times the teams who are 7&8 seeds are barely .500 some times worse than .500, look at who made the playoffs out of the east in 2007

donnie23
12-03-2009, 08:52 AM
The Rockies beat the Phillies in the NLDS, but you're right they did sweep them.

Double_R
12-03-2009, 10:14 AM
The best team usually wins in 7, not always in 5

MDfootball36
12-03-2009, 10:15 AM
i like the idea

less off days, more games. i think a 5 game series is just to little to finish after a 162 game season

Double_R
12-03-2009, 10:23 AM
i think a 5 game series is just to little to finish after a 162 game season

Exactly

ciaban
12-03-2009, 10:34 AM
The Rockies beat the Phillies in the NLDS, but you're right they did sweep them.

you know what your right in 2007 the Rockies did sweep the phillies, the cubs were swept by Arizona, though i was also right about the cubs being swept in 5 games, and how extending the series wouldn't have helped them

D-Amazins
12-03-2009, 10:42 AM
there should be baseball all year round

This.

donnie23
12-03-2009, 10:52 AM
I would shorten the season to make this happen. Go back to 154 and play the World series a week earlier. I'm sure the owners would never agree to this cut in revenue so I shouldn't even get my hopes up.

DodgerBlue83
12-03-2009, 12:27 PM
And if the Yankees didn't commit half a billion dollars to free agents last offseason maybe they don't win the series. The world will never know...

:( I'm not even a Yankee fan and I'm tired of this argument. The better team won the World Series this year. With that said, if I could I'd watch baseball year round, so another couple games in the postseason is fine by me. Especially this year, I think the players were a little annoyed with all the off days in the postseason and adding a couple more games to the first round could be a fairly easy way to fix that.

Pinstripe pride
12-03-2009, 01:47 PM
personally i'd like to see the world series end before thanksgiving, but thats just me........

MaHaRaJaH
12-03-2009, 02:38 PM
Most would agree.

The extra two days of revenue I'm sure wouldn't hurt.

All about the Benjamens!

papipapsmanny
12-03-2009, 06:22 PM
it only makes sense, at the maximum only 2 games are added to the playoffs, it really isnt that big of a deal in the sense that people think it will be so much longer.

The playoffs would probably last about 3 days longer, which is nothing

whitesoxfan83
12-03-2009, 06:55 PM
Ive been calling for this since i started posting here, but my idea is a tad different:

7 game series in LDS
5 game series in LCS
3 game series in WS

That sets up for an extremely dramatic postseason, every year.

Knowing that^ will never happen ill take the compromise, please at the very least make the LDS 7 games.

McJoe
12-03-2009, 07:09 PM
To make the LDS any longer or add any teams or anything they have to either shorten the regular season or start it sooner.