The addition of the 2nd wild card has devalued the 1st. One game is a travesty. But the post season is stretching to November. My idea would clean up both problems:
Start the 3 game WC immediately with a day/nite dbl header, going to the other town the next day if needed for a game 3.
Start the LDCS the next day. That will be tough on the WC winner, but so what? Finally, NO OFF Days in the 5 game series. One off day, then the NLCS. No off days in that either! A day off after that and World Series as usual.
Casual baseball fans won't lose as much interest and TV ratings would go up. I would also propose ditching the pre-scheduling of series'.....If both NLCS teams sweep, we have been waiting for up to 4 days for the WS! Insanity!
I don't understand the thinking of MLB stretching out what most people feel is already a slow game. Not to mention, it gets COLD in November.
Now tell me: does this make sense?