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Interleague Play: Good or Bad for Baseball?

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71%
Bad
10
29%
 
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Re: Interleague Play: Good or Bad?

Postby Kingctb27 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:30 am

How can it not be good? What are we gonna do, play the teams in the division 22 times instead of 19? I mean come on guys, if 19 games vs the other teams in your division are not enough then we should just start from scratch...
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Re: Interleague Play: Good or Bad?

Postby Fantasy Man 27 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:25 am

It sucks for the Braves...that's for sure.

Red Sox - 6 Times
Indians - 3 Times
Twins - 3 Times
Tigers - 3 Times

Say it ain't so! So yes, it does tend to give some teams an unfair advantage over others. But what can you do? Nobody expected the Tigers to be that good last year, so how is scheduling going to take the surprise teams in to account? How's it fair to have the Brewers and Cubs play the Pirates and Reds multiple times a year when we are all competing for the same Wild Card. It really isn't, but I don't see how you can correct it.
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Re: Interleague Play: Good or Bad?

Postby Fantasy Man 27 » Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:33 am

It sucks for the Braves...that's for sure.

Red Sox - 6 Times
Indians - 3 Times
Twins - 3 Times
Tigers - 3 Times

Say it ain't so! So yes, it does tend to give some teams an unfair advantage over others. But what can you do? Nobody expected the Tigers to be that good last year, so how is scheduling going to take the surprise teams in to account? How's it fair to have the Brewers and Cubs play the Pirates and Reds multiple times a year when we are all competing for the same Wild Card. It really isn't, but I don't see how you can correct it.
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Do You Like Inter-league Play?

Postby baseballboy » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:00 pm

When Interleague play first came out 10 years ago it was kinda cool watching the good cross-town rivalries: Yanks/Mets, Dodgers/Angles, etc., but I have really come to not liking it much at all. I guess the biggest thing I dislike is the games don't have the effect of playing someone in your own division, trying to catch up or stretch a lead. I don't know, call me a purist but I'm glad it's almost over and we can resume League races for the World Series.
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Re: Do You Like Inter-league Play?

Postby 5 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:23 pm

Nope, don't like it. I'm also glad it's almost over.
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Re: Do You Like Inter-league Play?

Postby Amazinz » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:27 pm

I would definitely like to see it go away but I definitely enjoy the Subway Series. Realistically it's here to stay though since it's a cash cow.
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Re: Do You Like Inter-league Play?

Postby J35J » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:32 pm

I don't mind it at all......I especially don't mind it as my Royals can get a winning record going for a couple weeks!! ;7 !+)
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Re: Do You Like Inter-league Play?

Postby TitusIII » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:38 pm

I think they should cut it down to two weekends a season. One weekend for the big ones(Sox-Cubs/Yanks-Mets...etc) and a secondary series for the second weekend.
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Re: Do You Like Inter-league Play?

Postby baseballboy » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:01 pm

TitusIII wrote:I think they should cut it down to two weekends a season. One weekend for the big ones(Sox-Cubs/Yanks-Mets...etc) and a secondary series for the second weekend.

Good idea! Perhaps a series at home and one away (2 weekends total) with your rival and that's it. A nice small taste is all that's needed. I might even enjoy that ;D
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Re: Do You Like Inter-league Play?

Postby RugbyD » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:37 pm

Bad for baseball. AL has a material advantage b/c of the DH, always will.
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