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Weiner said more changes are possible in future years.
"The goal for 2011 would be to try to compress the number of days in which the postseason is played," he said.
Scioscia and others criticized all the off-days during a postseason that saw his team play eight games in 20 days -- a huge difference from a regular-season format that has teams play 162 games over 183 days. Selig then selected Scioscia for his panel.
Players also are concerned about an allowance in the postseason format that lets one best-of-five series in the first round be played over eight days rather than seven. That could be addressed for 2011.
Weiner said that if players decide to propose switching the first-round format to best-of-seven rather than best-of-five, that would await negotiations for the collective bargaining agreement that starts with the 2012 season.
This year's division series starts Oct. 6, and the NL team with the best record will likely be the one that decides whether it wants the eight-day division series. The ALCS starts Oct. 15, with the NLCS beginning the following day. The World Series opens on Wednesday, Oct. 27, and Game 7 would be scheduled for Nov. 3 -- the second straight year it could extend past Halloween.
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