Re: Would MLB Playoffs become more popular if the series were shortened to best of 3?
To be blunt, baseball isn't football. The game develops more slowly. So much depends on a small events, small confrontations, that don't skew as consistently in favor of talent as they do in football. A confrontation between two aces will frequently be decided by some off-the-wall occurrence. Baseball is a game decided in the tiny margins.
As such, talent is much more likely to win out given a larger number of games.
This reminds me of the One Day cricket matches that were held when I lived in Sydney. Purists hated the idea, which was to take a game in which the leisurely pace was part of its very character and make it more of a flash-bang event. They said that doing this damaged what was worthwhile about the game. I think trying to make baseball a fast, low attention span even will do the same. Let baseball be baseball.
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