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Ron Madden
01-13-2011, 05:37 AM
Bud Selig has made it clear that there will be no expansion of the playoffs or increase of video replay in 2011.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110112&content_id=16429412&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

Edd Roush
01-13-2011, 08:42 AM
I would hate a one-game playoff between the two Wild Card teams for a chance to move onto the next round ala Reds-Mets 1999. Shortened playoff series result in more random playoff results which takes the benefit away from the better teams that earned it in the regular season.

As for expanded video replay, I'm all about it. Too many bad decisions by human umpires create too much of an impact on games. I am a traditionalist in the sense that I am against the DH and I like longer playoff series, but as far as umpires go, I hate how much of a part of the game they are. If it were up to me, I'd let a machine call balls and strikes and have video replay on any close fair or foul call, home run call, or heck even an out call at a base.