Baseball in its recent efforts to emulate the more popular sport of football is now trying to follow in the footsteps of football's championship schedule. They are taking a four-day break in between the league championship series and the World Series. It's baseball's equivalent to a bye week.
Four whole days without baseball!
And yet they claim that the first round cannot be expanded to seven games.
Four whole days!
Fox potentially gets two full weekends of World Series games. Who cares?
Four Friggin' Days!
This will allow the game 5 starter in the NLCS (Kirk Rueter) to be ready for game 1. Huh? All the accumulative bangs and bruises will be healed. Pitchers will be rested. Hell, even Scott Rolen would be ready to play by game 1.
Why not play the games next spring? In Arizona?
Four Days!?! Come on!
It's enough to make a soul settle in for football season.