Major League Baseball has officially announced the addition of one more Wild Card team in the National and American League starting in 2012.
Also announced is that the winners of the "play-in" game between the Wild Card winners will host the first two games of the Divisional Rounds before moving on to the higher seed's home park for subsequent games. This will only be in effect for 2012, as MLB wanted to eliminate a travel day during the Divisional Round. A return to the 2-2-1 format will occur in 2013.
This is actually big news for my team...the Toronto Blue Jays who have often lost out on the Wild Card race due to the division they play in. Now the Jays will have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs.