The MLB has expanded the playoff system for the third time now. In each league there will be two wild card teams and they face off in a one game elimination. This game will be played on Friday, October 5. Then the winner will advance on to a division winner and play them. It’ll still be a 5 game series, but the lower seed will play the first two games home and final three away, making it a 2-3 format. Next year it will return back to 2-2-1, which is the team with home field advantage will play the first two games home and same with the last game for the division series . Now two teams from the same division can face off in the division series. The WC and NLCS will remain the same. I really like this new format. Now more teams can have a shot at the championship. I’m also happy to just watch more baseball even if it is only another game or so. One way I see this happened is because more games will bring more money. I really hope this wasn’t part of the discussion. I hope you look forward to this new playoff format. Please comment your opinion on the new format.