During his pregame session with the media on Wednesday, Leyland was asked if he liked the new Wild Card format, to which he replied: "No. I do not."
"I don't really care what they do," Leyland said. "It doesn't matter to me. The one game is fine. If that's what they want, that's what they want. But I don't like a team getting into the playoffs then having a sudden death one game.
"Whatever they decide to do is fine with me because it doesn't make a difference. I'm not going to have any impact on that. My opinion means nothing on that. I was in on that discussion a long time in several meetings that we've had on the [Special Committee for On-Field Matters]."
In March, when the addition of a Wild Card team was announced, Commissioner Bud Selig said each of the 14 members on the committee were in favor. Leyland admitted he was not Wednesday, but added he's a huge fan of the job Selig has done improving the sport.
"I think it's a creative idea. I think the Commissioner's really done a fantastic job," Leyland said. "Baseball's booming pretty good. If you look at the paper today, they got a whole big thing on the teams for that Wild Card thing, so that's added additional interest. ... He's done a good job. I like him a lot, and he's done a lot for the game. He really has."