Thursday, September 22, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, September 22, 2022 -- "Mailbag"

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"My concern is that in building this schedule, MLB has left itself no wiggle room at all. Any rainout is going to disrupt the calendar, and multiple ones could create scheduling and travel challenges. As it stands, you could have teams making cross-country flights in the Division Series and LCS rounds without a day off -- Seattle/New York and Los Angeles/New York are both possible matchups. While I think we want to make playoff baseball more like regular-season baseball, we also don’t want bad baseball caused by unrealistic travel demands."