09/08/2012 02:13 pm ET

Tiebreakers, Weather Could Wreak Havoc On New MLB Playoffs Schedule

When Bud Selig and his friends brought you a bold new baseball world with two extra wild cards, this is exactly what they envisioned in their September dreams:

Four weeks left in the season. Fifteen teams within five games of a playoff spot. Drama in the standings just about everywhere you look.

That's the good news. … Now here's the bad news.

What they neglected to warn you about was one pesky little detail: The first week of October has a chance to be a train wreck.

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