- Dec 4, 2009
Manfred also said the expanded, 16-team postseason is likely to remain beyond 2020, adding that “an overwhelming majority” of owners had already endorsed the concept before the pandemic.
“I think there’s a lot to commend it,” he said, “and it is one of those changes I hope will become a permanent part of our landscape.”
Asked about making permanent some of this year’s other temporary rule changes, Manfred was noncommittal. However, he said the adoption of a universal designated hitter in both leagues has “softened” opposition to the DH in the NL, and he said the new extra-inning rule — with each half-inning beginning with a runner on second — has been greeted with a better-than-expected reception and “has a chance now” to stick. He was less optimistic about retaining seven-inning doubleheaders beyond 2020.
Ahh. The billionaire owners want to find more ways to line their pockets without even having to spend Money to put talent on the field! Lovely! It also makes the regular season literally meaningless
division winners and division rivalries are useless now. THANKS MANFRED!
he really is the worst of the 4 commissioners and makes Selig look like a competent comish.