It’s interesting that everyone ignores the main practical problems with interleague play (more, thus shorter series-unbalanced schedules-playing the teams in you division fewer times) and focusing only on arguments that can be lumped into the category of “Tradition”. THere is nothing wrong with tradition, but if you can’t come up worth a better argument, then your arguments arn’t worth much. Slavery is a tradition that dates back at least until the Babylonian times. SHould we be pining for slavery then, after all it’s traditional!!
Don’t worry to much about radical realignment of divisions or aluminum bats in the foreseable future, there are to many arguments against them. In fact MLB would like to see colleges start using wooden bats again, but the colleges aren’t real keen on the idea.
About the DH, I remember some years back someone came up with an example of how foolish the anti-DHer’s argument about the lack of strategy in the AL because of the DH rule. Once Doug Drabek came up four times in a game with a runner on first and less than two outs, all four times he sacrificed. And the argument against the DH based on pitcher hitting even worse isn’t true either. Pitchers have always hit bad, the stats back that up. In fact the DH rule was originally proposed in **the 1930’s **. Most of the anti-DH arguments are invalid or “tradition”.
It seems to me that most of the respondends here miss the good old days and want to have the New York Yankees play the Brooklyn Dodgers or New York Giants every year in the World Series.
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