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MLB Adds Two New Playoff Spots

How does a team win a World Series?  Blood, sweat, tears, all of those things, but the most important thing is getting into the playoffs in the first place.  Something that the Cubs have had trouble with, only making it to the season ending tournament 15 times in their 136 year history.  Major League Baseball added two wild card spots, one in the National League and one in the American League today, bringing the total numbers of teams making the playoffs to ten.  “This change increases the rewards of a division championship and allows two additional markets to experience playoff baseball each year,” commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement.  I’m never going to argue with something that gives the Cubs a better chance to make the playoffs year in and year out.  I also can’t disagree with increasing the importance of winning the division, it’s an accomplishment and too many years have gone by without a reward for such a thing.

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