CHICAGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Commissioner Bud Selig says major league baseball will have fewer open dates during its 2010 post-season schedule.
Following a meeting of his executive council Wednesday in Chicago, Selig said a plan finalizing the likely changes will be ready to present to team owners by next spring.
"We're going to change it for next year," Selig told reporters, responding to complaints by Los Angeles Angels Manager Mike Scioscia. "I've been looking at it every day, looking at what days we can eliminate."
Scioscia felt off-days in the current post-season schedule made the schedule too long and cumbersome before the World Series.
"I'm very hopeful and confident that they're going to tighten up that schedule a little bit," Scioscia said during a conference call.
The Angels and the eventual World Series-winning New York Yankees had four days off between the first and second rounds following three-game sweeps in the American League Division Series.