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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

LHSAA needs baseball postseason series

This is not a new idea. Heck, it's been out there in other states for at least three decades (which may say something about us here in Louisiana), but here goes: The Louisiana High School Athletic Association needs to have two-out-of-three series for its postseason and not a one-and-done playoff.

Baseball is not a sport that lends itself to a single elimination format. A two-out-of-three format at least requires a prep team to have some semblance of pitching, not one pitcher and hope for something crazy to happen to win the game.

Alas, the playoff movement has never gained much steam in Louisiana and that's too bad. There's a lot of good baseball played in this state. Unfortunately, the best teams don't always win as often as they should.


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