LEW WOLFF: MLB’S “OFFICE SPACE” GUY
A’s owner Lew Wolff has come up with the MLB equivalent of Office Space’s “Jump to Conclusions” mat. He has an idea that I don’t think anyone will like. By anyone I mean vendors, other owners, players, fans, broadcast giants, children, animals and Tim McCarver. Here it is:
“I’d make it one-game-and-you’re-out for the first series. It would be exciting. It would be great.”
It would be dumb. Really, really dumb. Playing 162 games over 6 months and then getting to play a one-game playoff? Dumb. I will say it’s interesting that an owner came up with an idea that would actually reduce profit.
At least he’s not the only one that thinks it’s a solid plan.
“I’ve always thought a one-game wild card [playoff] would be a pretty good idea,” said Bob DuPuy, MLB’s chief operating officer. “Lew is an imaginative fellow and has a lot of good ideas.”
Perhaps he is and he does. However, this is certainly not one of them. The answer from where I sit is simple: reduce the amount of the most boring and meaningless games. Those occur in that vat of uselessness known as spring training. Hack off 2 weeks of spring training and exhibition games and problem solved. Mm-kay?
[tags]Lew Wolff, MLB, Playoffs, Oakland A’s[/tags]