There isn’t much that I like about baseball, but if I had to choose one thing I do appreciate and respect about the MLB it would be their playoff system.
No doubt about it, the MLB has the best playoff system of all the major sports in America. It is one of the shortest (in terms of time taken from round one to the championship), has the fewest teams, is the most competitive to reach and is truly a joy to watch.
On the complete other end of the spectrum is the NBA playoffs, which take far too long to complete (two months to be exact), has way too many teams, isn’t nearly as competitive to reach, and is an absolute drag to watch.
Let’s break those components down even more. First of all, two months is way too long to watch any playoffs in any sport. There are eight teams in each conference and each round is a seven game series that has far too many days off between games.
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