5-at-10: MLB rule changes and thoughts, Baseball playoff chase and Braves need, Titans woes

Tennessee Titans linebacker Dylan Cole (53) covers a kick during an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Orchard Park, NY. (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)

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So, it’s a Wednesday. Yay. Better than Tuesday, and way, Way, WAY better than Monday.

It also is the day to allow all of us to take a deep breath after the dizzying Sunday of NFL football action.

Which means we can take a moment to analyze the upcoming MLB rule changes in earnest. We have discussed them of course, and mentioned them in wishful or fearful terms in recent years.

But now they are coming, like them or not, and we need to buckle up.

Before we get there, let’s examine a few of the post-COVID MLB changes and our thoughts.

Expanded playoffs to six teams in each league: What’s not to like truthfully. Once you start adding wildcards, six seems better than five, and I like the fact that the 2 seed earns a bye too.