The San Francisco Giants wrapped up yet another World Series title Wednesday night but this one was especially meaningful as it’s the first time the league’s 10th-best team has won it all.
Thanks to the expanded playoff format, teams with relatively modest win totals like the Giants’ 88 now have a chance at postseason glory, which is just the way MLB leadership likes it.
“We don’t want any teams to feel left out,” said outgoing NBA Commissioner Bud Selig. “I’m recommending next year’s playoffs be expanded to the top 20 teams, maybe even all 30.”
Added Selig: “Sure, it might make the 162-game season even more meaningless, but why the hell not?