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  1. The gimmick of the MLB wildcard game

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine's College Basketball Preview, Howard Bryant writes that the thrilling end to baseball's season masks a glaring flaw in its postseason.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  2. Al Clark, from MLB ump to prison to author

    Kieran Darcy

    Al Clark was on the field for a couple of the most famous moments in Yankees history. He was one of the umpires working when Bucky Dent hit the home run that beat the Red Sox in the one-game playoff in 1978. He was also working on July 4, 1983, wh...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
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  4. Rangers postmortem: Busy offseason ahead

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers' brass has met the last two days to map out a plan of how to build on the best four-year run in franchise history while coming to grips with being eliminated in one-game playoff situations the last two seasons. ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  5. Sox will have to face an ace on Friday

    The chips fell the right way for the Red Sox on Sunday, the Rays and Rangers both winning to set up a one-game playoff tonight, the winner of which will face the Indians on Wednesday for the right to play Boston in the ALDS. However, if you figur...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  6. Wild card making September more exciting

    David Schoenfield

    Look, the wild-card game is goofy. Or dumb, depending on your personal taste. Having teams play 162 regular-season games and then a one-game playoff to move on in the postseason is akin to having an NFL playoff game that lasts about six minutes. B...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  7. Braves and umps blunder their way to loss

    David Schoenfield

    Well, that was insane. Fans of the new system will say this is exactly the kind of excitement baseball needs. Critics will suggest this game sums up everything that's wrong with a one-game playoff series. One bad throw (or three), one mental er...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  8. Key matchups in winner-take-all games

    Buster Olney

    The most intriguing matchups in today's winner-take-all wild-card games: 1. The Rangers' lineup against Buck Showalter's bullpen Joe Saunders is getting the start for Baltimore, but the roster rules for the one-game playoff suit a ma...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  9. Key matchups for Orioles, Rangers, Braves and Cardinals - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the key matchups that will decide the new one-game-series approach for the MLB wild card.

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2012
  10. MLB - In one-game playoff, Orioles' bullpen better option than st...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh says that in a one-game playoff, the Orioles' effective bullpen might be a better option than pushing their starter deep into the game.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  11. Orioles should hope Yankees win

    Jim Caple

    Orioles fans should root for the Yankees to win tonight. Let me explain. Far too much has been made about the horrors of a one-game playoff between wild-card teams. While it may sound bad to have a 162-game season come down to one game, it really ...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  12. One-game MLB playoff -- Who starts?

    Jerry Crasnick

    For the Braves, Kris Medlen seems like the logical choice. For other teams, however, the decision might not be so easy under baseball's new postseason format.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  13. Chat wrap: Sale or Peavy? Is Castro safe?

    Every Tuesday at noon Bruce Levine spends an hour taking your questions about Chicago baseball. Here are some highlights from today's chat: Matt (Chicago) One game playoff who would you want to start, Peavy or Sale? Bruce Levine (1:07 PM) Pr...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  14. How a GM handles the extra wild card

    Jim Bowden

    As we all know, MLB added an extra wild-card team this year -- with the two wild cards playing a one-game playoff -- and this will no doubt have an enormous impact on how front offices handle decisions during the season. The critics of the one-ga...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  15. Ivy preview: Can Harvard run the table?

    Jack McCluskey

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The way they look at it, there is no margin for error. They slipped up a little last season, and because of it they were forced to play a one-game playoff at a neutral site for the right to represent their league in the NCAA to...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  16. Harvard Crimson off to a sizzling start - college basketball

    Myron Medcalf

    Harvard's sizzling start, performances you might have missed and upcoming must-see matchups highlight this week's mid-major report.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2011
  17. The advantages of postseason expansion

    Buster Olney

    Forces within the sport of baseball have been aligned against the idea of having a one-game playoff. There are owners who hate it because they feel that after a 162-game season, they'd like to be assured of at least one home playoff game. There ...

    Blog | November 18, 2011