Interleague play in Major League Baseball began this weekend for this season, with all but two teams — the Cubs and the Pirates — playing against teams in the other league.
(The reason why the Cubs and Pirates are playing is that there are two more National League teams than American League teams.)
Am I the only one who thinks that giant interleague-paloozas are stupid?
Interleague play, I have no problem with. But scheduling every interleague game on the same day? Pointless.
Why not spread interleague love throughout the season? Have two or three interleague series every weekend from the first week of May to the last week of August?
Interleague play doesn’t have to be an event. It’s an event enough that the entirety of Major League Baseball doesn’t need to engage in it at the exact same time.
At least, that’s what I would do if I were major league commissioner.
And get rid of the designated hitter.