Expanding Baseball's Playoffs

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I am a purest in every sense of the word when it comes to baseball. There is so much of today's game, rules & playoff format that I do not like.

That said, the recent move by Bud Selig and Major League Baseball to start the expansion of the playoffs to 10 teams I find funny from a Pittsburgh Pirates fan point-of-view.

Playoff expansion in all sporting leagues is traditionally designed to have more teams participate and more teams "in the race" for a playoff slot "down the stretch." Adding 2 more teams to the post-season may add 4 more teams fans being interested in the August & September games.

That said, even if they expanded the playoffs to 28 teams, the Pirates would sit out the annual October festivities.