MLB to start all games on final day of season at the same time

Friday March 20th, 2015

Major League Baseball will start every game on the final day of the 2015 regular season at 3 p.m. ET, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The hope is to make races for playoff spots more dramatic by holding simultaneous games instead of ones spread out throughout the day. It would also prevent a team from being eliminated or clinching a spot before it even plays due to the result of another game. 

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"If a game impacts another game, they're all occurring at the same time, so no team would be put into a lame-duck situation because their fate already had been decided by an earlier result," said Tony Petitti, MLB chief operating officer.

"If we do have games coming down to the wire, we want to make sure we maximize that day."

Soccer's English Premier League already uses the same format of starting all games on the final day of the season at the same time. 

The final day of the 2015 MLB season is Oct. 4. 

- Molly Geary

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