gatorgreenwell wrote:Interleague play sucks. I don't care what anyone says, it favors the national league. When teams play in the A.L. park, the N.L. team gets to add a DH. Don't tell me that N.L. teams don't have at least one really good bat on the bench that each manager wishes could be in the lineup everyday-so playing in an A.L. park shouldn't hurt an N.L. team. But, playing in an N.L. park does hurt an A.L. team. Firstly, A.L. pitchers now have to bat-a skill they don't work on as much as N.L. pitchers do, if at all. Secondly, the A.L. team now has to take a starting bat out of the lineup. In some cases, this is an A.L. team's best or near best bat. For example: If Cleveland plays in an N.L. park, Travis Hafner has to ride the pine or he has to play 1st base. Either way, Cleveland loses because either Hafner sits or he brings his 2nd rate glove to the field. There are many other examples like this. True interleague play takes place in the world series.
You can say interleague sucks, but your reasoning is wrong. Sometimes is benefits a NL team sometime is doesn't. Most of the time a bad NL team will DH their best player and put a defensive replacement in the lineup instead. Also, just because a pitcher plays in the NL doesn't mean they can. Some are good and some are not regardless. Zambrano and Willis are good, Randy Johnson is not. In fact, I think Sabathia had a 2-hit game this year.