This is faulty logic:
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig appears to be increasingly in favor of proposing more playoff teams during collective bargaining with the union next year, which will determine the postseason format for 2012 and beyond.
“We have less teams than any other sport,” he said last month. “We certainly haven’t abused anything.”
Great, let’s compare ourselves to basketball (“we’re so top-heavy that letting the crappy teams in doesn’t make a big deal, just mo’ money“), hockey (“everyone gets in“) and football (“look, we allow mediocre .500 or worse teams a chance in a one-and-done scenario“). Mr. Selig, I implore you not to follow what those other league are doing and have faith in the quality of your own product. Don’t be a slave to the ratings game. Your business has survived the recession with ever-increasing revenues. You will top $7 billion in 2010, in all likelihood. Do not water down the post-season tournament!…