Quite the broadcast of the Yankees game tonight with Al Leiter and Michael Kay. Could anyone else understand what Leiter was talking about? Did this chart really help?
From what I tried to gather from this very confusing conversation, Al thinks that MLB should go back to a 154 game schedule. With that, he believes that 6 teams from each division should be in the playoffs. In order to do this he feels that two additional wild card spots need to be created. Which was what led to the creation of this lovely diagram.
I understand how he wants winning the division to be worth more. He said that teams clinching the wild-card spot are pretty much given the same things as those who have won their respectful division. But making the season shorter, adding another series, and then letting 6 teams into the playoffs I think is too much. Or just too confusing.
Or perhaps I wasn't following him correctly. I am not really sure still where he was going with this.
Maybe I need a one-on-one lesson about this with the professor.