View Full Version : Thoughts on Interleague Games?
06-13-2010, 08:34 PM
I personally love the way Major League Baseball sets-up Interleague play and I think it would be a crying shame if they didn't have it where the AL played the NL. It is always fun to play new teams every year with different players and seeing the different ballparks instead of the same ol' same ol' every season.
I know some people don't like the whole DH/pitcher hitting thing, but I actually love it and wish they would play twice as many interleague games as they do every season. What are yall's thoughts on Interleague Series? Should there be any change to it? If so, less or more games between the two different leagues?
06-14-2010, 10:19 PM
Selfishly, I would change the "natural enemy" clause, or whatever they call it, "natural rival". They do it so the Mets and Yankees can play every year and the Cubs and White Sox can go at it. All the bad blood between the Rangers and Astros can be settled each summer, but teams like the M's, with no natural enemy in the NL get stuck with the Padres, a team with no natural AL rival. The Padres have actually been a pretty fun team to watch and follow the last couple years, but historically they're about as interesting as watching paint dry. I like that they switch divisions. I actually missed Pittsburgh in Seattle a few years ago, and totally regret it. I'm going to try to catch the Cubs. My goal is to see every team play in Safeco, so interleague is pretty rad as far as I'm concerned. I think I've got it down to about 6 clubs I haven't seen in all of baseball.
Other than that, I like interleague play, and I totally support the AL/NL park rules regarding the DH. I like the DH in the AL, but am glad they don't have it in the NL. I think it adds to the intrigue of not only the interleague games, but also the World Series.
05-12-2011, 10:57 AM
I hate interleague play. It's always A's vs Giants, Yankees vs Mets, White Sox vs Cubs, Angels vs Dogders, etc. More importantly, I think the leagues should be kept separate. Interleague play takes away from the World Series where it was traditionally the only time the [best] American League team played the [best] National League team.
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