Friday, May 22, 2009

Please Make Interleague Play Go Away

I've said it before on this blog and I guess with Interleague play starting back up today that I need to say it again. I'm not a huge fan of Interleague Play. It sucks.

With the rumblings that the majority of players hate it too, shouldn't baseball listen up? Well, of course they won't since the almighty dollar says it is a success!

I'm all for the rivalries. Keep the Mets-Yankees, Cubs-White Sox, Dodgers-Angels, A's-Giants and so on and so forth. In fact, if you love Interleague play so much, why not have it every day???

Yeah, I want the MLB to move the Arizona Diamondbacks from the NL to the AL. Then move the Houston Astros to the NL West. There we have all six divisions with five teams in them. Of course, that will mean that both leagues will have 15 teams and that one of those teams will have to play an Interleague series.

I like it on so many levels. First off, it lets the rest of the country in on these regional rivalries. Everyone goes ga-ga over the Yankees-Mets, Dodgers-Angels and Cubs-White Sox series. So much so that it drowns out the Cards-Royals, Reds-Indians and Nationals-Orioles.

It isn't perfect, but these should be the only Interleague series:

Phillies-Blue Jays
Braves-Red Sox

Cubs-White Sox

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