By RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Baseball's playoffs could be expanding in
The new head of the players' union says his members are open to
adding more wild-card teams for 2012 and possibly extending the
division series to a best-of-seven.
Union head Michael Weiner says it's also possible players would
agree to cutting the regular season from 162 games, but that's more
problematic because it would cost teams revenue.
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.
In the NFL, 12 of 32 teams make the playoffs. In the NBA and
NHL, 16 of 30 teams advance to the postseason.
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