Baseball Notes | Boras proposes best-of-9 Series

Baseball Notable

Agent Scott Boras has proposed making the World Series a best-of-nine competition that would open with two games at a neutral site.

Boras outlined his ideas in a two-page letter to baseball commissioner Bud Selig on April 15.

He would open the series on a Friday night with a televised gala announcing the MVP, Cy Young, rookie-of-the-year and manager-of-the-year awards, and have the top five candidates for each in attendance.

Hall of Fame voting would be announced Saturday, with the opener that night and Game 2 on Sunday night. After that, the Series would pick up the 2-3-2 format.

Boras' idea would have cities bid for the right to host the first two games.

Washington Nationals righthander John Patterson, out for nearly two months with a slow-to-heal nerve injury in his right elbow, is seeking treatment in Toronto that is not approved in the United States.

After visiting four doctors in Missouri, Texas and California last week, Patterson will undergo a series of injections in Canada, according to the Nationals.

Baltimore Orioles righthander Steve Trachsel was placed on the 15-day disabled list yesterday.

The Pittsburgh Pirates put centerfielder Chris Duffy on the 15-day DL with a sprained left ankle.

- Associated Press