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MLB Playoff Expansion Might Force Division Winners To Open On Road - Baseball Nation

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Amy K. Nelson reports on an interesting development which has arisen as a result of MLB shoehorning another playoff game into an already-set 2012 postseason schedule. In short, it could mean that 2012 division winners will begin the LDS on the road: The addition of another wild card team will create a play-in game between the two wild cards, but because the 2012 regular season schedule was made prior to this proposed addition, there may not be enough days built in for travel. Therefore, if MLB cannot find a resolution, the current 2-2-1 format would change to 2-3, with the division winners opening away from their respective home ballparks.

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