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Extra off days are not good for baseball

Originally Published: October 17, 2007
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

There is only one October … but there are nine potential days with no postseason games whatsoever.

Thanks to the new playoff format, baseball gave the American League teams everyone's dream holiday: a full day off in Cleveland in October. Well, you can make a lot of easy jokes about an extra day in Cleveland but the city has already heard them all, many times. Besides, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays (though the city's renowned art museum is ...

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