Friday, December 4, 2009


The team presidents of the Veracruz Winter League have decided to allow the top six finishers in the regular season to advance to the league playoffs this season. At a meeting in Cordoba last month, the eight team representatives approved a postseason format similar to that of the Mexican Pacific League.

When the schedule is concluded in Veracruz, the top six teams will move on to the first round, with the regular season champion squaring off against the sixth-place team, the runners-up battling the fifth-place finisher, and the third- and fourth-place teams meeting each other in best-of-5 series. All three winners will advance to the semifinals, as will a “wildcard” team that fared best among the three teams losing their respective first round series. The semis and the finals will all be best-of-7 formats, with the top seeds hosting the first two games and (if needed) the final two games of the series.

The LIV regular season will end Sunday, December 13.

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