Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Glavine has an idea for Main League Baseball.
The Atlanta Braves legend mentioned that he’s in favor of the league permanently making the 162-game season a factor of the previous by shifting ahead with a shorter regular season. Throughout an interview on 97.5 The Game in San Francisco, Glavine mentioned he’s “very much open” to the idea, in addition to including extra playoff groups to the combo.
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“I know the purists in the game probably hate that, but the purists in the game hated the Wild Card, and the Wild Card has been pretty good for baseball,” Glavine mentioned through NJ.com. “The Wild Card play-in recreation has been fairly good. Something you are able to do to add pleasure to groups and cities late within the 12 months that perhaps in any other case wouldn’t have it, I don’t assume is a foul factor.”
Glavine added that he wouldn’t need the MLB to increase to a 16-team playoff format just like the NBA and NHL, however he thinks an extra spherical within the postseason is sensible.
“When you hear about adding another tier of playoffs the number that everybody seems to come up with that makes sense is 154 games,” Glavine mentioned. “I’d be fine with that, and then you add an extra round of playoffs.”
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Will probably be fascinating to see if the MLB house owners and gamers affiliation can come to an settlement on such a dramatic change. Glavine is probably going proper that the MLB purists wouldn’t be in favor of it, however baseball undoubtedly wants to make the sport extra fascinating. Shortening the regular season will increase the significance of every recreation, and including extra playoff groups provides October and November extra that means for extra groups.