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MLB Changes Playoff Format; Cubs and White Sox Now Have More Chances To Disappoint You

Major League Baseball changed its playoff format today.

The long rumored change to Major League Baseball's playoff format was officially announced today, and it is a bit of a doozy. Baseball will be expanding its postseason from eight teams to 10 teams, with two best non-division winners in each league squaring off in a one-game play-in.

Everyone loves Game 163, so you now you get Game 163 every year. Baseball is essentially trying to capitalize on the excitement playoff races between the Cardinals-Braves and Red Sox-Rays created on the final day of the regular season last year.

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