So the umpires get a cut? That's a good deal. I'm sure they're professional enough not to allow a series to go extra games, right?

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/dol...ivision-series

From Darren Rovell at ESPN:

All four MLB division series playoffs went the maximum five games, and that's really good news for the teams. Why? Because unlike the regular season in which the home team gets to keep 100 percent of its ticket revenue, no team is really making great money off playoff-ticket revenue until Game 4 in the ALDS and NLDS and Game 5 in the ALCS and NLCS and World Series.

Here is the breakdown of ticket-revenue distribution for the postseason, as provided by Major League Baseball:

Division Series (Best of 5)

Players’ pool gets 60 percent of revenue for games 1-3.
Umpires get 1.6 percent (all games)
Remainder is divided 50/50 between the participating teams

League Championship Series (Best of 7)

Players’ pool gets 60 percent of revenue for games 1-4.
Umpires get 1.6 percent
Remainder is divided 50/50 between the participating teams

World Series (Best of 7)

Players’ pool gets 60 percent of revenue for games 1-4
Commissioner’s office gets 15 percent
Umpires get 1.6 percent
Remainder is divided 50/50 between the participating teams