Three-Team Wild-Card Tie: At Least Two Days To Play Off

Major League Baseball’s postseason schedule, announced Thursday, leaves very little margin for any unusual event — either weather, or a multiple-team tie for the two wild-card spots. For the latter event, baseball has allowed just one day between the end of the regular season (Oct. 3) and the date planned for the two wild-card play-in games (Oct. 5).

Based on these tweets from Jon Morosi, a multi-team tie for the wild-card spots would mess up that tight schedule:

So it’s actually two days of playoffs to determine who plays in the wild-card game, and then the third day mentioned by Morosi would be the wild-card game itself. Seeding in such an event would be determined by head-to-head records.

Don’t ask what happens if all the head-to-head records are tied. No one’s said anything about that, and Bud Selig’s head is already about to explode.

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