Now that the powers that be in MLB (aka TV networks) are planning to expand the playoffs I'm putting forth a potential scenario for the playoffs and world series. It's probably not realistic to expect all these teams this year, but one never knows what can happen in the next few years. Just keep in mind this scenario could be even worse with another round of playoffs.
AL playoffs Round 1: Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays. The 1st round takes an extra 3 days due to an early snow in Detroit. The Tigers eventually win on October 18th.
Oakland A's vs. Cleveland Indians. One day delay in Cleveland due to the same snowstorm that hit Detroit. Another delay when Oakland's Sunday game gets pushed back to Monday as a change in a scheduled Raider game leads to rioting amd looting by Raider fans, the City is put under martial law. The A's eventually win on Oct. 17th.
NL Playoffs Round 1: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs. No snow falling from the skies, just batteries thrown at the Cubs during the player introductions in Philadelphia. A head injury to the Cubs manager postpones game 1. Eventually the Cubs fold in the seventh game on Oct. 17th and the Phils advance.
Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. Surprisingly no delays but the attendance at the Pittsburgh games is the lowest all-time for a playoff series. Apparently the Pirates fans have gotten so used to losing that most of them stayed away from the park so long they forgot where it was (or forgot that there was baseball in Pittsburgh). Colorado wins in four games.
AL Playoffs Round 2: Tigers vs. A's: The serieis begins on Oct. 20th in Oakland. The A's fans show excessive indfference and the draw worse than the Pirates in round 1. When the series goes to seven games, the final game is set on Oct. 30th in Detroit. The A's can't get to the stadium due to fires all around their hotel causing street closures. The Detroit "Devil's Night" mayhem pushes the final game back to the 31st and eventually Detroit wins. The fans in Detroit celebrate by burning down the neighborhoods not already torched during Devil's night.
NL Playoffs Round 2: The Phillies fans again pelt the opposing team, but this time the entire field has been surrounded by chicken wire so the 1st game in Philadelphia has the feel of a Sat. night at a redneck bar. When the series shifts to Colorado it's below freezing by gametime. Halliday's frozen pitching arm falls off when he tries to "warm up." The Phils forfeit and the Rockies are in the World Series beginning on Nov. 2nd.
By Nov. 2nd the first winter snows have already set in in Colorado so the first game is re-scheduled in Detroit. The Rockies are bussed in, in miltary humvees by armed guard, through the warzone recently known as downtown Detroit. Detroit wins two at home and the series shifts back to Colorado, where it's picked up again 4 months later after the winter snows finally melt. The Easter Bunny throws out the first ball in game 3. Eventually the Rockies come back to win 4 straight and the series concludes one day after opening day of the following season.