But wouldn't you agree that something is less of an event if it happens at least 4 times and possibly 7 rather than once? You can miss the first 3 games of the World Series and still see the champion crowned. You miss the Super Bowl and you have to wait another year.
On Sundays you still have NFL games going on at 7:00 - on the same channel they are showing the World Series, nonetheless.
As I said earler, these aren't typical games unless you watch the Red Sox all the time.
Fans say they love the Wild Card. But when you added that, you lengthened the playoffs by a week. There's talk of making the first round of the playoffs best of 7. Extra off days or not - and I agree that the off day between game 4 and 5 of the ALCS was ridiculous - that's going to stretch the post season out till November. So what do people love more, the Wild Card or the extra round of playoffs?
Outside of that extra day off, I'm not sure how they could have squeezed in two rounds of the playoffs any sooner than they did. I'm all for making the LCS go back to 5 games. I think it would be a lot more dramatic and more of an - wait for it - event.