Bud Selig plans to extend the playoffs for the 2012 season. According to the Associated Press, Selig has stated that "I think we’re moving inexorably to [extended playoffs]". (Source).
Selig continued. "The playoffs are expanding. Inexorably. Do you know what inexorably means? F------g right! Soon, there will be no regular season! It will be a five round playoff. In the first round, it'll be a round robin, where you play all the teams in your league, and a few in the other league. You'll get one point for each win. At the end, the ten teams with the most points will proceed to the next rounds. The four teams with the lowest point total of those ten will play each other in a wild card round. That will set up the division round. Then the league championships. Then the World Series."
Told that Selig basically just described the regular baseball season and simply called it a 'playoff', Selig responded, "Inexorably!"