Some smart post-season rule changes


While not complaining about salary caps, the owners at their meetings in Phoenix this week managed to enact a few smart rule-changes concerning the playoffs. First, all playoff games must be at least nine innings long. If a game is called due to weather, it will be resumed from the point of suspension. Second, head-to-head records will now determine home-field advantage for tiebreaker scenarios instead of the coin toss. “I’m delighted,” Commissioner Bud Selig said about these common-sense clarifications. Me too, Bud. Me too.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think there was a threat that the 5th game of the World Series would be rain-shortened with the Phillies leading, causing the Phillies to win the World Series. If that actually happened, was the new rule put into place because of that?

    • http://highandtight.blogspot.com Mr. Faded Glory

      Yes, that brought it to the forefront.

  • http://asportsaddictneedsdivineintervention.blogspot.com/ E-ROC

    You know, I never knew that tie-breakers were decided by a coin flip. Who thought of that bright idea? Nevertheless, these changes were obvious and needed to be done.

  • Chris

    What happens when two teams are tied head to head? Or did the rule change neglect to mention that…