Re: Would MLB Playoffs become more popular if the series were shortened to best of 3?
Originally Posted by SweetLou1990
It was hard not to notice last year that the networks had all the power when it came to scheduling the games. When did they post the Reds game times for the NLDS? Was it on Saturday for a Tuesday game ???? THese TV schedules can be scheduled in advance, such as what is done for the NLCS and the Series. (THe TV schedule can be pre-determined by the seeding, just like in the NLCS & Series)
If TV ratings are the motive for designing the playoffs, maybe they should just have the TV networks decide which teams get to make the playoffs and win each series. That way we won't have the pesky baseball players interfering with what could be a major ratings win for TNT and TBS. We don't want the wrong team winning and messing up the next lucrative TV contract for Major League Baseball. It would be a catastrophe for TV ratings if one of those small towns in flyover country between the Northeast and Southern California were to win a World Series. We can't let that happen.
Last edited by AtomicDumpling; 02-04-2013 at 07:36 PM.