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"For years we’ve been used to the rhythms of playoff series. Two games, take a breath, home team changes, bullpens reset, hitters get a mental-health day, managers get a chance to consider their options...and then we play again. 2-2-1 and 2-3-2 formats have a flow, and while perhaps more fair, the 2-2-1-1-1 preferred by the NBA and NHL have always seemed more disjointed to me."