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MLB playoffs: Let the excitement begin

Originally Published: October 5, 2010
By David Schoenfield | Page 2

People love to criticize baseball. Attendance goes down 1 percent and they cry that baseball is dying. World Series TV ratings go down and they cry that nobody cares. The Yankees make the playoffs (again) and they cry that baseball is unfair. The reality, however, is that Bud Selig is right: Baseball is in a golden age. Attendance remained near record highs despite tough economic times. Five of the eight playoff teams didn't make the postseason last year. Only two of the nine highest payrolls ...

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