In response to ThefourBs' comment:
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
I think it's rinky-dink, but it probably succeeds in adding some excitement at the end of the season. Just don't tell me it's all about fairness. Detroit is in with 88 wins. Baltimore or Texas is going home with 93 wins.
Unless MLB goes back to the days of one division for each league, you're always going to have that inequity.
I all so agree going back to one division.. Top 4 teams make the playoffs in each . 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3 in a best of 7 series. With the format of 2,2,1,1,1. The 3 divisions is terrible. A team with a .500 record could win it's division and make the playoffs. Not good. The new format MLB has this year is terrible. Teams with best records starts on the road for 2 games. Then come home for 3. Lose 2 on the road and you have to come home and sweep. Man who came up with this?